Since our founding in 1990, Housing Works has engaged in an array of advocacy strategies to further our mission of ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness: traditional government lobbying; regular legislative visits in Albany by HIV-positive clients; civil disobedience and street protests; and impact litigation. This inside-plus-outside pressure on elected officials has made Housing Works a force to be reckoned with on the local, state, national and international levels. Housing Works maintains advocacy offices in New York City, Albany, Washington, D.C., and Port-au- Prince, Haiti. We also maintain close partnerships with the Haitian AIDS organizations Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas and Plateforme Haitienne des Association PVVIH and the Puerto Rican harm reduction group CAIM.
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On Sunday December 1, World AIDS Day 2013, hundreds of activists from Housing Works, GMHC, ACRIA, TAG, VOCAL-NY, ACT-UP NY, Bailey House, Boom!Health and more gathered in Times Square to deliver a clear message to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC mayor-elect Bill De Blasio: …
Here is some really cool video for you (specifically minutes 83:13 through 85:40). On Tuesday, Dec 3, at a NY State health summit overseen by NYS health commissioner Nirav R. Shah, activists from the longtime-transgender-serving Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) got up on stage with posters …
As you may know, not only have many (mostly red) states opted not to start their own health exchanges under Obamacare or to expand Medicaid (and hence give health care to millions of America’s poorest), thirteen states—Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, …
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