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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTIVISM!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTIVISM!

    THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our Action Alerts last week! Your hard work paid off! Your advocacy made a big impact on the budget’s implementation of the plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York.

    Partial Victories on Decriminalizing Condoms & Syringes On March 24, we asked …

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    April 8, 2015

  • HIV Outbreak in Indiana, Governor Implements Needle Exchange

    HIV Outbreak in Indiana, Governor Implements Needle Exchange

    The state of Indiana is facing the worst HIV outbreak in its history. As the Washington Post reports, “Since the first diagnosis in mid-December, the number of infected there and in the surrounding region has skyrocketed — 26 by the beginning of March, 72 as of this Wednesday. It’s the worst …

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    April 6, 2015

  • ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    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 qualified health centers (FQHCs) to …

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    March 26, 2015

  • ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    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 by significantly reducing the annual …

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    March 25, 2015

  • VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    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 soon as possible.

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    March 24, 2015

  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    CALL-TO-ACTION FROM HOUSING WORKS & HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

    The Housing Works Advocacy team has had a busy few weeks. Collectively, we sent seven buses of our staff, volunteers, and clients—hundreds of organizers in total—to take action and participate in three full-day calls-to-action in Albany on February 26, March 2, and March …

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    March 20, 2015

  • AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    Albany, NY—The fight to get to an AIDS-Free New York by 2020 gained momentum in Albany last Thursday, February 26, when the End AIDS 2020 Coalition, a group of AIDS and LGBT service organizations and activists from across the state, Housing Works among them, visited the Capitol. Our community members spent …

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    March 4, 2015

  • AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    Guest blogpost by Charles King, Housing Works CEO and North America NGO Delegate to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

    previously published in the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation blog

    Washington, DC—The Interagency Task Team (IATT) on Social Protection Care and Support held the first-ever research and policy summit on structural interventions to …

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    March 2, 2015

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