More pictures from our Legislative Day; Thanks, David!
Primary elections are today if you live in South Carolina House district 84 (Aiken) or Senate district 3 (Anderson). Make sure you vote!
SC Advocates at the Statehouse for our Annual Legislative Day
Our legislative day is tomorrow! The day will begin with an 8 A.M. breakfast and advocacy training at the Hilton Columbia Center, in banquet room one. The Hilton is located at 924 Senate Street, one block from the Statehouse. We’ll go over the morning’s agenda and talking points for the legislator visits. Parking will be available in several locations: the Park Street Parking Garage (1007 Park Street), behind the hotel; or the metered spaces along Park, Senate, or Assembly streets. Also, a series..
Download the fact sheets for our 2017 Legislative Day!
Thank you, to everyone who made calls to their Congressman! The vote on the American Health Care Act will NOT happen today! No stopping; the vote will likely happen tomorrow. Congressional switchboard: (202) 224-3121.
Members of Congress must hear from you TODAY! Call toll free (866) 246-9371 to be connected with your representative’s office. Say This: Hello my name is _______ and I live in [city & state]. I am a person [living with HIV/concerned about HIV]. I am calling to demand that you vote against the American Health Care Act. The American Health Care Act will hurt people living with and vulnerable to HIV by making it harder and more expensive to get the care they need. All Americans deserve better. I urge..
Noon, Saturday: town hall with Senator Graham at the Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. Seating is first-come, first-served. No signs allowed inside. Be early!
The CDC is looking for men, under 30 and living with HIV, from the Columbia community to participate in their campaign highlighting the efficacy of HIV treatment. You must be receiving care and on treatment. If you are comfortable disclosing your status, you’re encouraged to apply. The deadline is today!
“It will be harder for people living with HIV to afford plans that will actually cover their care and treatment needs,”
“Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people with HIV faced limited access to insurance coverage due to several barriers, including pre-existing condition exclusions, high costs, Medicaid eligibility limitations, and other challenges. Several key provisions of the ACA removed these barriers.”
THIS MORNING! At 11AM Senator Lindsey Graham will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall. If you’re available, listen in and submit your questions. http://www.facebook.com/LindseyGrahamSC
The new administration has begun to reveal a few of its federal budget priorities. Defense spending is slated for an increase while certain agencies, such as the EPA, will see their budgets cut. And, although Medicaid and Social Security are said to be off the table, is it realistic to believe the White House’s hype?
By participating in a town hall in your area, you will send a strong message that Americans want legislation that improves health care for all people, including those of us living with HIV. Thanks to our friends at the Town Hall Project, you can find an event in your area.
South Carolina HIV Task Force remembers the life of Representative Joe Neal! A wonderful ally and advocate for persons living with HIV and AIDS in South Carolina. Thank you!
Congress is in recess this week, and many representatives are holding local town halls where our elected officials must listen and respond to the concerns of everyday people just like you. These talking points are intended as a quick-reference for advocates from South Carolina when meeting with Senators, Representatives, and the Governor about the potential impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people living with HIV
SOUTH CAROLINA HIV TASK FORCE TALKING POINTS