Advocacy Toolkit: "HIV Legislative Week in Washington D.C.: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Influencing Policy on Capitol Hill" Launches on Monday, July 2 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates from across the country will assemble in Washington, D.C. for the 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC), marches and mobilizations and to view the AIDS Quilt in late July and early August. This is a tremendous opportunity for the HIV/AIDS community to tell their legislators about the needs of people living with HIV in the United States.
AIDS United, along with our partners National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP), AIDSWatch, and the POZ Army, are seeking at least 500 HIV advocates from the United States to visit their Members of Congress while they are here in July and tell them how to reach an AIDS-free generation. Together we will launch an "HIV Legislative Week in Washington D.C.: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Influencing Policy on Capitol Hill" advocacy toolkit on Monday July 2nd at 2:00 pm. This advocacy toolkit is specifically designed for HIV/AIDS advocates and packed with how-to guides, helpful tips and editable resources on how conduct successful legislative visits.
In addition AIDS United, AIDSWatch, NAPWA, POZ Army and TAEP will be offering advocacy and communication opportunities throughout the conference and at the display of the AIDS Quilt! More information to come!
We are looking for your organization's support. If you would like to join us as a supporting organization, please send both your organization's logo and website URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be displayed on the website detailing the advocacy toolkit. To become a supporter we ask that your organization agree to send information about these legislative activities to your networks after the launch.
Beginning on Monday July 2nd at 2:00 pm Eastern, look for information regarding the toolkit and please pledge to join hundreds -- even thousands -- other HIV advocates in visiting your Members of Congress while you are in Washington, D.C. for the International AIDS Conference!
First of U.S. Positive Women's Network's 3-Part "Getting Women Ready for AIDS 2012" Webinar Series - Save the Date!
Thousands of scientists, advocates, policymakers, researchers and activists will descend on Washington D.C. to attend the 2012 International AIDS Conference. In order to mobilize advocates for women to make the most of their experience during the conference, the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN) is hosting a three-part webinar series:
Getting Women Ready for AIDS 2012
Part I. The Science (July 2nd from 3-5 PM ET)
Part II. The Policy (date TBD)
Part III. The Roadmap (date TBD)
Join PWN for first webinar, "Getting Women Ready for AIDS 2012! Part I. The Science" hosted on July 2nd 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST! Speakers include Julie Davids of the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Dawn Averitt of The Well Project, and Anna Forbes, a consultant.
Click here to register !
New HHS Funding Initiative Focuses Largely on Southern States
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a 3-year, $44 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on June 8, 2012, focused largely on Deep South states with the goal of reducing HIV-related deaths and associated health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Eighteen state health departments are eligible to apply for funding, including 12 in the South. Twenty-five percent of funds received by state health departments must go to community based organizations.
Application Deadline Date: July 31, 2012, 11:59pm ET
To Access the Announcement & Application Package:
- Go to: www.grants.gov
- Select: "For Applicants"
- Select: "Find Grant Opportunities"
- Select: "Basic Search"
- Type in the Funding Opportunity Number, formatted as: CDC-RFA-PS12-1210.
2012 HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference
The American Bar Association (ABA) AIDS Coordinating Committee will convene its sixth biannual HIV/AIDS Law and Practice Conference on July 20-21, 2012, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the XIX International AIDS Conference in DC. Conference topics and participants will be multi-disciplinary and reflect both domestic and international issues in HIV/AIDS-related law, policy and practice.
Click here to register for the conference !
XIX International AIDS Conference - Still Time to Register!
The XIX International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington DC, will host an expected 200 countries, 2,000 journalists, and 25,000 participants to address this year's theme of "Turning the Tide Together."
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July 24th HIV Mobilization Planned at International AIDS Conference
Large scale actions have traditionally taken place at each International AIDS Conference to draw public and media attention to HIV prevention, treatment and research. As the time for the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. approaches, some local and national HIV groups are continuing this tradition by calling for a community mobilization around human rights and economic justice on July 24th.
More information about the mobilization can be found here.
AIDS United Hiring Regional Field Organizer
AIDS United seeks a Regional Field Organizer to work with its grantees, partners, and allies to implement a coordinated national organizing strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will help mobilize grassroots state and federal HIV/AIDS-related advocacy to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will be located in Texas.
Learn more about the Regional Field Organizer position .