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Obama-ADAP Twitter Day: Tweet With Me


ADAP Advocacy Association Announces "Obama-ADAP Twitter Day" to Raise Awareness About Crisis Facing AIDS Drug Assistance Programs; Effort Seeks to Trend #ObamaADAP on Twitter

By Robert Breining

September 9, 2011

Tweets on Thursday, September 15th should include hashtag #ObamaADAP and handle @whitehouse.

Washington, D.C. -- The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+, today announced that it is spearheading a national "Obama-ADAP Twitter Day," which will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about the growing waiting lists under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs by leveraging one of the leading social media outlets. Twitter users are asked to direct their hashtag #ObamaADAP Tweets at President Obama using handle @whitehouse.

"President Obama recently said that his Administration is committed to hearing from the American people, and we plan to make our voice heard on the ADAP crisis using Twitter," said Brandon M. Macsata, CEO of the ADAP Advocacy Association. "The 'Arab Spring' brought about change in the Middle East using social media, and now it is our time to start the 'ADAP Fall', which will bring change to the beleaguered AIDS Drug Assistance Programs and the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS being forced to go without their life-saving medications."

Twitter users are asked to do the following on Thursday, September 15th starting anytime after 7:00am:

  • Send Tweets hourly;
  • Use Twitter hashtag #ObamaADAP in the same Tweet;
  • Direct Tweets at President Obama with handle @whitehouse; and
  • Encourage friends and colleagues to Tweet, too!

To view the aaa+ profile on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/adapadvocacy.

As of September 1st, there were 9,298 individuals in 11 states on ADAP waiting lists, including Alabama with 211 individuals; Florida with 4,022 individuals; Georgia with 1,715 individuals; Idaho with 31 individuals; Louisiana with 1,056 individuals; Montana with 28 individuals; North Carolina with 340 individuals; Ohio with 59 individuals; South Carolina with 836 individuals; Utah with 50 individuals; and Virginia with 950 individuals.

To learn more about the "Obama-ADAP Twitter Day," ADAP waiting lists, or the ADAP Advocacy Association, please contact Brandon M. Macsata by phone at (305) 519-4256 or email at info@adapadvocacyassociation.org.

I hope my followers, friends and colleagues will join me in this effort to bring awareness to the ADAP crisis.

In hopes of inspiring,
Robert

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See Also
2012 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report: Module One (PDF)
After Five Years, ADAP Waiting Lists Have Been Eliminated; Unmet Need and Funding Uncertainties Require Continued Commitment
More News on ADAP Funding and Activism

Reader Comments:

Comment by: Justin B Terry-Smith (Laurel, MD) Wed., Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:56 am EDT
I'm so on board :-)
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