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!
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!