WHAT HOUSING WORKS ADVOCACY DOES
Housing Works engages 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 Intercambios Puerto Rico.
THE HOUSING WORKS AIDS-FREE CAMPAIGN
Housing Works’ AIDS-FREE Campaign is a collaborative, multi-year initiative committed to ending the AIDS epidemic—in New York State by 2020, in the United States by 2025, and worldwide by 2030. With recent advancements in science, data, and health-care access, we can end AIDS if we have the resolve, even without a cure. For more information about what “AIDS-FREE” means, and how we get to an AIDS-FREE future, see the “AIDS-FREE Campaign Overview.”
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Recent posts from our blog
ACTION ALERT! Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to remove the proposed 340b language from the NYS budget!
Ending AIDS requires maintaining government support for community health care. Congress enacted the 340B drug-pricing law to enable covered entities, including federally …
ACTION ALERT: Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to prioritize HIV/AIDS funding in the budget.
Background info: -In June 2013, our community pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York …
CALL-TO-ACTION: Call & Email NY Senators Hannon & Skelos
We need to send the message to Senators Hannon and Skelos that decriminalizing condoms and syringes is vital to supporting HIV prevention! Please help communicate this message by making a phone call or sending an email as …
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