At AIDS Action, we advocate for public policy that bolsters prevention and supports people already living with HIV/AIDS. We do this with certain core principles in mind:
- HIV prevention should be evidence-based, and public policy should only support the research and development of evidence-based approaches.
- People living with HIV/AIDS should have control over the disclosure of their health status, as HIV stigma and discrimination still persist.
- Public funding should be used to help treat people living with this disease.
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PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AND ASK HIM/HER TO ADVOCATE FOR AN OVERRIDE OF THE GOVERNOR’S VETO OF $2.5 MILLION IN THE AIDS LINE ITEM (4512-0103)
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 the Massachusetts House of Representatives plans to override some of Governor’s vetoes in the FY 2018 budget. As you will remember, the Governor vetoed $2.5 million of the AIDS Line Item (4512-0103) in this past July.
To get information on whom your state representative is, go to https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator
To find his/her contact information, go to https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Members/House
In July, the Governor vetoed $2.5 million of the $30.8 million approved by the legislature in FY 18, reducing funding in the AIDS Line Item (4512-0103) to $28.3 million. The reduction in HIV/AIDS funding will result in cuts to prevention and treatment programs that prevent the spread of the virus and keep HIV infected people healthier and living and working productively in their own communities.
PLEASE ACT NOW!