Policy & Politics
Illinois HIV/AIDS Lobby Days: 120 Travel, Call for Sound Policies
April 10, 2008
More than 120 people -- many wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Mission: Possible", took part in the eighth annual HIV/AIDS Lobby Days on April 2 at the Illinois state capitol.
"I do feel it was a success because the presence of the people was there," said Juliet Jones, a speaker at the rally. "Definitely, our voices were heard."
AFC's Johnathon Briggs noted that about 60 percent of the advocates who attended were taking part in HIV/AIDS Lobby Days for the first time. The lobbying was preceded by a training session attended by 75 people.
Windy City Times
04.09.2008; Amy Wooten
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