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AIDS Action, Names Project Foundation Launch Voter Registration Campaign at Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in Helena, Montana

Media Advisory - Coverage Invited

February 6, 1996

What: Launch of a joint 1996 voter registration campaign, "Remember Them With Your Vote," at the display of 280 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Helena, Montana. An expected 4,000 AIDS Memorial Quilt display attendees will be encouraged to fill out voter registration forms which will be forwarded to the state's Federal Election Board. Attendees will also be offered:
  • state-specific AIDS fact sheets which will include the cumulative number of AIDS cases in the state broken down by demographic;
  • the amount of federal AIDS funding allocated to the state for AIDS care, prevention, research, housing, and Medicaid [About half of all people with AIDS rely on Medicaid to finance basic health care and life-saving drugs.]; and
  • a list of the state's members of Congress and their phone and fax numbers; and a set of AIDS-specific questions display attendees are urged to ask their members of Congress.

AIDS Action Council congressional voting record highlighting how members of Congress have voted on key AIDS policy and funding legislation (i.e., a provision to discharge otherwise healthy active duty HIV-infected service members).

Who: AIDS Action Council is the only national organization devoted solely to shaping federal AIDS policy and legislation, and advocating for increased AIDS funding. Founded in 1984 by the six largest AIDS service organizations in the country, AIDS Action today represents more than 1,000 community-based AIDS service organizations throughout the United States.

The San Francisco-based NAMES Project Foundation sponsors and displays the AIDS Memorial Quilt to help bring an end to the AIDS epidemic. Through a network of 40 national NAMES Project chapter and 33 international affiliates, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is seen by more than one million people annually at nearly 2,000 displays.

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Where: Civic Center
340 Neill
Helena, Montana

When: Friday, February 9, through Monday, February 12, 1996


Contact:
AIDS Action
Josi Zuniga
(202) 986-1300,
Ext. 3042

NAMES Project -
Greg Lugliani
(415) 882-5500




  
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