House Approves Bipartisan Amendment 153 to Report on Modernizing Military Rules Regarding HIV!
In less than 12 hours, hundreds of people contacted their Members of Congress to urge them to support Amendment 153 proposed by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Thanks to your advocacy work, the amendment passed and will be added to the National Defense Authorization Act!
This amendment is a key step towards ensuring an end to HIV criminalization in the military. This amendment requires a report to ensure that the code, policies and regulations in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) are based on the most medically up-to-date, accurate, science-based understanding of the routes, risks and consequences of HIV transmission, including an accurate understanding of ramifications on public health. Click here for a press release from Rep. Lee's office on the passage of the amendment.
Thank you for contacting your Member of Congress! Members always want to hear from their constituents -- your voice matters! If you haven't already, click here to send an email to your Republican Member of Congress urging them to support the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act!
This alert is in collaboration with the Positive Justice Project, of which AIDS United is a member.