Monday, June 26: Rally at Senator Tim Scott’s Columbia office, 1901 Main Street, Columbia, 12-2 Tuesday, June 27: Rally at Senator Lindsey Graham’s Columbia office, 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, 12-2 Tuesday, June 27: Zombie Walk at the State House, Gervais Street public sidewalk, 8-9 PM (come in your zombie costumes to show how much you want to stay alive!) Wednesday, June 28: Rally at Senator Lindsey Graham’s Columbia office, 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, 12-2 Thursday, June 29: Rally at Senator..
A very special Thank You, to the SC MSM Workgroup for awarding SC HIV Task Force with the 2017 Flame Thrower Award.
Together, we can stop this bill! Join the National HIV Call-in Day to Save Health Care Monday, June 26! Urge your constituents, colleagues, friends, relatives or anyone you can reach to use the HIV Hotline and participate in the National Call-In Day on June 26th. It’s easy! 1. Call 1 (866) 246-9371 2. When asked provide your zip code. You will be directed to key senators in your state. 3. Tell the person who answers: your name; where you live; that you are a person with HIV or a person affected..
#InTheMeantime: B+ (Be Positive) will be an open discussion to encourage individuals, who may have recently contracted HIV, to stay positive about their new lives. This forum will also enlighten anyone who is sexually active and at risk that you can be positive and live a long and healthy life after being diagnosed. Additionally, this forum is designed to spread awareness to our community about getting tested and the effective tools (PrEP) and resources to help reduce the spread of HIV/STI. A panel..
At the HIV Planning Council meeting, I mentioned that a barbershop discussion series was beginning Friday, the 15, i.e. tomorrow. That event has been postponed, pending updates.
AIDS United is seeking a full-time Program Manager! This position will be based in the South; and, they are encouraging candidates who are living with HIV or who are representative of disproportionately affected communities to apply. Please, share this opportunity! https://www.aidsunited.org/Job-Opportunities/Program-Manager-002D-Southern-Grantmaking.aspx
Earlier this month, this U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Only after its passage was the Congressional Budget Office able to score (its budgetary and impact projection) the legislation. But, what’s really in the bill? Have you followed the twists and turns well enough to have some idea?
The next stop for the American Health Care Act will be the Senate, which is expected to be somewhat less receptive. The Senate is expected to take up the bill quickly, with a vote possible before Memorial Day. Advocates should: Be prepared to act quickly to educate their Senators on the negative impact that the AHCA could have on access to care. Urge their Senators to, at the least, heavily amend the AHCA to address the negative impact the bill could have on Medicaid, consumer protections, and the..
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!