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Press Releases

March 30, 2020

Attorney General Shapiro Launches ‘PA CARE Package’ Consumer Relief Initiative During COVID Pandemic

HARRISBURG – Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is announcing the launch of ‘PA CARE Package’, Pennsylvania’s consumer relief initiative. ‘PA CARE Package’ is focused on partnering with banks and financial institutions across the Commonwealth to ensure Pennsylvania consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for economic relief.

AG Shapiro: Trump Administration Should Suspend Efforts To Rewrite Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment at Schools

March 27, 2020

HARRISBURG― With Pennsylvanians and schools nationwide addressing the COVID-19 virus, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is leading efforts with 17 other Attorneys General to stop the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to implement proposed Title IX rules that threaten protections at K-12 schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Education proposed rule changes to Title IX in 2018.

AG Shapiro To Betsy DeVos: Relief Needed Now for Student Loans Amidst Crisis, Skyrocketing Unemployment

March 26, 2020

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today led a coalition of 27 attorneys general from around the nation calling on the U.S. Department of Education to use their emergency powers to provide federal student loan borrowers with help during this time. In a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the coalition asks the Department to take specific steps to protect borrowers from further financial burden and debt collection due to job losses and lost wages resulting from the rise in national unemployment in the last few weeks.

AG Shapiro: Safe2Say Stays Online During School Closures

March 25, 2020

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Safe2Say Something, the statewide tip line for Pennsylvania students with concerns about themselves or others, remains available to Commonwealth schools through the COVID19 pandemic.