On July 13, 2018, Francella Ochillo represented the National Hispanic Media Coalition on a panel at the Alliance for Community Media’s (ACM) annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. ACM is a collection of over 3,000 public, educational, and governmental access organizations that advocate for the right to access and engage in local media. Alongside Gail Karish (Partner, Best Best Krieger LLP), Tim Lay (Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP), and Nancy Werner (General Counsel, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors) on a panel moderated by James Horwood (Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP), Francella discussed the impact of federal telecommunications policy on local media. Specifically, she highlighted NHMC’s leadership on defending Net Neutrality and the importance of local voices in having it restored. Francella also reiterated NHMC’s commitment to Lifeline and opposition to the Sinclair-Tribune merger.