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AIDSWatch 2013 in Full Force

March 1, 2013


This past Monday and Tuesday, February 25-26, 2013, AIDSWatch participants from around the country joined the Treatment Access Expansion Project and AIDS United in Washington, D.C., for an invigorating two days of HIV/AIDS-related advocacy! You can see some pictures of the event on AIDS United's Facebook page by clicking here. Below is the message from the organizers:

On behalf of the Treatment Access Expansion Project and AIDS United, thank you for your participation in AIDSWatch 2013!

Thanks to your efforts, we had over 130 participants at the training, an additional 40 on day two doing Hill visits, nearly 200 legislative meetings were conducted, more than 75 participants attended the Congressional briefing, it was a packed room for a moving farewell to the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) at the Capitol Visitor Center and there were HIV/AIDS activists excited from across the country! In addition, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, joined us at the Congressional briefing and spoke on the importance of continued funding for HIV-related programs and announced her reintroduction of the Stop AIDS in Prison Act (H.R. 895). You all did this during AIDSWatch -- thank you!

We would like to thank Bristol Myers Squibb for their generous charitable support of AIDSWatch 2013.

If one person in your delegation has not yet filled out a Congressional visit evaluation form for each visit conducted, please use this link.

In addition, all presentations from both the training and Congressional briefing can be obtained here.

Finally, we hope you'll block your calendars now for AIDSWatch 2014 -- tentatively set for April 28-29, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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This article was provided by AIDS United. It is a part of the publication AIDS United Policy Update. Visit AIDS United's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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