Join Hands. Fight AIDS. Vote.
August 27, 1996
You've heard it before: Vote because America's future depends on who you send to Washington. Well, it's true. And, unfortunately, part of that future involves a disease which has already claimed over 320,000 lives AIDS. Because that fact could be easily ignored in the election year frenzy, thousands of family members, friends, and lovers of people who have been lost to AIDS will surround the U.S. Capitol from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12, in an expression of solidarity. At a time when our nation can't seem to agree on much of anything, the Hands Around the Capitol message will serve as a rallying call in the fight against AIDS: Join Hands. Fight AIDS. Vote.
Hands Around the Capitol coincides with the D.C.-display of the 45,000-panel AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest AIDS awareness event in history. Join other display participants from across the country October 12, as we honor our dead and call on our elected, and soon-to-be-elected, officials in Washington to fight like hell for the living.
Hands Around the Capitol is sponsored by AIDS Action, Gay Men's Health Crisis, and Mothers' Voices. For more information about the event, or to volunteer to serve as an event marshal, call AIDS Action at (202) 986-1300 or Mothers' Voices at toll-free (888) MVOICES.
Founded in 1984, AIDS Action is the only national organization devoted solely to advocating on federal AIDS policy and legislation. AIDS Action represents more than 1,400 community-based AIDS service organizations throughout the United States.
This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.