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REPEAL HIV DISCRIMINATION ACT UPPER SENATE PARK WASHINGTON DC APRIL 29 2014 12:00 NOON

RALLY TO PASS HR 1843

JOIN C2EA & HOUSING WORKS FOR AIDSWatch 2014


WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 Rally to Pass HR 1843, the REPEAL Act at 12pm WHERE: UPPER SENATE PARK, WASHINGTON, DC
Join the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), Housing Works, AIDS United, and other allies in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 29th, for AIDSWatch 2014, the largest annual national, constituent-based advocacy event focused on HIV and AIDS in the Unites States. We will be meeting with Congressional offices throughout the day and lobbying for the following: Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at national and state levels. Policies that increase care access and retention for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Funding for domestic programs for structural HIV prevention interventions & HIV/AIDS research. Policies that decrease HIV/AIDS-related discrimination towards PLWHAs, particularly the repeal of laws criminalizing HIV, which reinforce stigma. About the REPEAL Act. HR 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Actalso known as the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Actwas introduced on May 7, 2013, by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA.) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). The bill addresses discrimination in the use of criminal and civil commitment laws against those who test HIV-positive. This bill also creates incentives and support for states to reform existing policies that use the criminal law to target people living with HIV for felony charges and severe punishments for behavior that is otherwise legal or that poses no measurable risk of HIV transmission. For more on HR 1843 and the consequences of HIV criminalization, see the AIDSWatch HIV Criminalization Fact Sheet, courtesy of AIDS United. Additional AIDS fact sheets from AIDS United: HIV overview HIV criminalization ACA Ryan White Program housing comprehensive sex ed

To learn more about HIV criminalization, see Housing Works National Advocacy website page.

For more on AIDSWatch 2014 or if you have questions, please contact Felicia Carroll, Housing Works National and International Advocacy Organizer, at F.Carroll@housingworks.org or 347473-7441.