Sign Up for AIDSWatch 2006!
Register For AIDSWatch 2006 in Washington, D.C. May 8-10, 2006 to Lobby Congress for Adequate Funding of HIV/AIDS Programs
March 31, 2006
Each spring, hundreds of HIV/AIDS advocates from across the U.S. travel to Washington, D.C. to speak to their elected officials with a strong voice, united in support of a solid federal commitment to HIV/AIDS programs. AIDSWatch focuses on increased federal funding to meet the needs for domestic and global prevention, care and treatment, research, and housing.
All people living with HIV and AIDS deserve comprehensive care and treatment. All people at risk of HIV infection deserve comprehensive prevention and education. Because 2006 is an election year, and because Reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act has not yet been achieved, a successful AIDSWatch 2006 could be particularly valuable to ensuring that HIV/AIDS programs are adequately funded.
AIDSWatch is a project of the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA). Many other national organizations concerned about HIV and AIDS also participate in the planning, funding and support of this event.
There is no cost to register for AIDSWatch; however, registrants are responsible for the cost of travel to Washington, lodging and meals. A full day of training is devoted to providing participants with up-to-date information about federal HIV/AIDS policy and funding issues. Organizers also provide hands-on training to prepare you to visit with your elected representatives and their staff members.
AIDSWatch is scheduled from Monday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 10, 2006. The deadline for registration is April 15, 2006. You can register online at www.napwa.org/AIDSWatch.html. For more information about AIDSWatch, please call 1.866.243.7282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was provided by San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Visit San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.