May 29, 2019 — Press Release

For Immediate Release: MAY 29, 2019

Award-winning Series Profiles Boston-based Nonprofit Fighting to Protect Vulnerable Families Striving to Live the American Dream

BOSTON – The work of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is profiled in the upcoming season of Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie and formerly of HBO’s The Newsroom and Law & Order. Episode 11 of the series’ 23rd season, now available to PBS stations across the country, profiles NCLC attorneys and its civil legal-aid partners on location in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, DC as they work to protect low-income families from wrongful eviction, foreclosure, and other unfair and deceptive consumer abuses. The clients featured in the episode are emblematic of a larger American story of insecure housing; of Davids taking on corporate Goliaths; and of the principle that equal justice under the law is a fundamental right of all citizens.

“The documentary captures the heart and soul of advocates in the trenches fighting against long odds to protect consumers and keep at-risk families in their homes, and it embodies our vision of a nation in which everyone benefits from economic fairness, security, and justice,” said Richard Dubois, executive director of the National Consumer Law Center. “We were thrilled that the Visionaries team selected NCLC and our network of civil legal-aid partners across the nation to be profiled in this long-running series.”

Visionaries’ latest season take viewers around the world to experience the lives of extraordinary people tackling some of humanity’s toughest challenges. The producers chose to highlight advocacy surrounding consumer justice and economic security for vulnerable families by showcasing the work of the NCLC.

To view the 30-minute episode, stream/download it HERE.

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