Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court a Threat to Health Care and Housing for All Americans

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2017
Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I

New York, NY — The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United.

“The nomination of Judge Gorsuch is a threat to health and well-being of all Americans. His philosophy perverts the freedom of religion in our Constitution so that it can be used to justify denying everything from life-saving health care and prescriptions to housing and other life-saving social services. His rulings have been used to prevent women from accessing reproductive health care and to deny transgender people access to medical treatment and the basic dignity of wearing clothes that match their gender. Judge Gorsuch’s interpretation of our Constitution threatens Harlem United’s mission to help marginalized communities improve their health and well-being through compassionate, client-centered care. We strongly oppose his nomination.”

About Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq, CEO, Harlem United
After a successful, 23-year career as an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and complex financial transactions in Denver, CO, Jacqui joined Harlem United in 2010, serving in various capacities before being appointed CEO in 2015. Her professional commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic began in 2007, when she served as pro bono legal counsel, lobbyist, and Vice President of the Board of the Colorado AIDS Project.

As an attorney and expert on providing health care, housing, and support services to marginalized communities, Jacqui is available for comment and interview about the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.


For nearly three decades, Harlem United has changed lives by helping marginalized communities improve their health and well-being through compassionate, client-centered care. From our roots, planted in the basement of a church in Harlem at the height of the AIDS crisis, we’ve grown into a full-fledged, community-based healthcare and housing provider. Across the decades, our founding ethic has remained the same: Harlem United is a family, and no matter what we’re here to help.