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  • Notes from Meeting with Secretary Hillary Clinton

    Notes from Meeting with Secretary Hillary Clinton

    Last week, HIV/AIDS Advocates from around the country had a meeting with presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters. Below are the notes compiled from the meeting.

    AIDS Advocates Meet with Secretary Clinton at Brooklyn Campaign Headquarters AIDS Advocates Meet with Secretary Clinton at Brooklyn Campaign Headquarters

    Secretary Hillary Clinton kept her promise Thursday afternoon and met with 20 AIDS advocates from across the United States (including Housing Works President & CEO Charles King) at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters to discuss national and global HIV/AIDS strategy. The meeting attendees represent a larger coalition of over 70 advocates across …

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    May 13, 2016

  • Housing Works Holds Teach-in on the Steps of New York City Hall

    Housing Works Holds Teach-in on the Steps of New York City Hall

    On Tuesday morning before the New York City Council Health Committee Hearing, Housing Works joined VOCAL-NY for a teach-in on the steps of New York City Hall to raise awareness about the New York City Budget and the additional funding needed for important health initiatives. In addition the funding for Ending …

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    May 10, 2016

  • NY State Assembly Passes GENDA for 9th Consecutive Year, Senate Silent

    NY State Assembly Passes GENDA for 9th Consecutive Year, Senate Silent

    Guest post by Carmelita Cruz, Housing Works Director of NY Policy

    On Monday, May 9th, the NYS Assembly once again passed the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA), the bill that would add gender identity or expression to our existing Human Rights Law, thereby providing civil rights protections for transgender New …

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    May 10, 2016

  • Housing Works’ Ervin Rogers featured on TheBody.com

    Housing Works’ Ervin Rogers featured on TheBody.com

    Housing Works’ own Ervin Rogers and his case manager Frances Jordan are featured on TheBody.com in Live Bold, Live Now: Living with HIV, Turning Points where he shares his story about coming to terms with his HIV diagnoses and finding the support he needed to live his life fully.

    As a …

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    April 29, 2016

  • Presidential Candidates Clinton and Sanders to Meet with HIV/AIDS Advocates

    Presidential Candidates Clinton and Sanders to Meet with HIV/AIDS Advocates

    Both Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton’s teams have responded to the letter that Housing Works signed on to several weeks ago urging the presidential candidates to make HIV/AIDS a priority. Both have scheduled meetings with HIV/AIDS advocates for early May.

    Activist Peter Staley received letters from each of the campaigns, …

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    April 22, 2016

  • Action Alert! Support Supervised Injection Facilities for a Safe and Healthy New York

    Action Alert! Support Supervised Injection Facilities for a Safe and Healthy New York

    We call on New York officials to take all necessary steps to authorize and establish supervised injection facilities as a public health intervention to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission and overdose deaths, promote access to drug dependency treatment and other supportive care, and increase public safety.

    Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) …

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    April 11, 2016

  • END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition Responds to NY State Budget

    END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition Responds to NY State Budget

    More than 65 organizations and community leaders from the END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition delivered a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday afternoon expressing their disappointment with the major shortfall in funding to implement the Governor’s Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Blueprint in the FY 2016-2017 New York State …

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    April 7, 2016

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