Michael Emanuel Rajner

Action Alert: Support HIV/AIDS Programs

Filed By Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 26, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Action Alerts, Politics
Tags: AIDS United, budget cuts, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, Medicare, Ryan White CARE Act

AIDS United is asking you to tell your Senators and Representative that cutting programs vital to people with HIV/AIDS is no way to reduce the deficit - action-alerts-1-export.jpgwe need a fair and balanced approach now!

BACKGROUND:

  • Congressional negotiations to reduce the federal deficit are still stuck, putting at risk critical services upon which millions of Americans rely, including persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • The Ryan White Program, Medicaid, Medicare, housing, prevention and other programs that make up the safety net for vulnerable Americans with HIV/AIDS andthe NIH-supported research that holds the keys to ending the pandemic are all on the line.
  • Congress is negotiating now to reduce the deficit and Congress is scheduled to vote on this isssue this week, so we need to exert pressure now!

ACTION NEEDED:

Please call your Senators and Representative and tell them to prevent harmful cuts and caps to health care and low-income programs, including those that impact persons with HIV/AIDS, in negotiations to reduce the deficit - we need a fair and balanced approach now! Please make these critical calls today!

To call your Senators and Representative, dial the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. To look up your Members of Congress, click here.

MESSAGE:

Please call with this message: I am calling to ask my Senator / Representative to prevent harmful cuts and caps to health care, research, and low-income programs, including those that impact persons living with HIV/AIDS, such as the Ryan White Program, Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and prevention programs! We need a fair and balanced approach now!

  • Balancing the budget on the backs of vulnerable Americans, including those living with HIV, is wrong, will potentially cost lives, and will cut jobs in the health care and human needs sectors.
  • Early and reliable access to HIV care, treatment, and support helps people with HIV live healthy and productive lives and is cost effective. Investing in HIV prevention today translates into greater health and less spending in the future.
  • In my state/district, such programs are greatly needed, because (insert local details or tell personal story).

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Thanks for this alert.

If LGBT media is so concerned about HIV services being endangered in this economy, I hope ya'll will start raising the issue of glorifying condomless sex in LGBT media.

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