March 2, 2009
|C2EAers from all over continue to "Stand For A Plan" while assessing progress toward its completion.|
Rallies are being planned in Portland (OR), Denver (CO), Dallas (TX), Memphis (TN), Jackson (MS), Charlotte (NC), Norfolk & Newport News (VA), Harlem (NYC), and Washington, DC. The DC rally will include actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, joined by hundreds of participants in a march that will begin in the shadow of the nation's Capitol to "East of the River" in Anacostia Park, an area of town where the HIV & AIDS epidemic has hit the hardest. In DC and many neighborhoods across the country, the urgency and importance that this administration create and implement a national strategy that will combat an epidemic that has taken more than a half million American lives will be the focal point.
Rallies and town halls led by people living with HIV & AIDS will also give a "grade" to local jurisdictions as to how they are doing with addressing barriers that contribute to the local epidemic. The messages will link local strategies with progress being made on the national HIV & AIDS plan as well as addressing the intersecting factors -- homelessness, racism, poverty, homophobia, etc.
For more information and to connect with a rally close to you, please feel free to contact C2EA at 1877-END AIDS (363-2437) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the Obama administration's 50-Day Report Card. (PDF)