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For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 21, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 Contact: MacKensie Kvalvik MacKensie.Kvalvik@mail.house.gov 202-480-7954 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (RALEIGH) Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) and Attorney General Josh Stein today shared updates on federal and state efforts to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in North Carolina. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to prohibit mortgage servicers from charging convenience fees, a payment on top of a payment that can exploit homeowners. They are particularly unfair because homeowners have no choice in their mortgage […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 7, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a new program to train 50 North Carolina nurses to serve as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in hospitals across the state. SANE nurses help victims of sexual assault and collect evidence in the immediate aftermath […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 7, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo to eliminate all bank account overdraft fees. In a letter to each financial institution, Attorney General Stein urged each bank to eliminate overdraft fees by […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement after filing a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that western North Carolina residents should be able to continue their antitrust litigation against HCA Healthcare System. “Too often, when one hospital swallows up another, care gets more […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch today led a bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general asking social media companies TikTok and Snapchat to give parents more ability to protect their children online by allowing third party apps that […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 28, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to ensure that Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) lenders are not engaging in practices that trap consumers in a cycle of debt.  BNPL […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 21, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today issued the followed statement after filing a friend-of-the-court brief defending the SAFE Child Act in a North Carolina appellate court case. “A key purpose of the SAFE Child Act was to give people who were abused as […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen protections against lead poisoning, particularly for children living in low income communities and communities of color. Lead is a highly toxic metal and it’s estimated that children […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement on the federal DO NOT Call Act (H.R. 4919), sponsored by Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-2). “Robocallers are a scourge on people’s peace of mind and hard-earned money, and the scammers who make these […]