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NMAC HIV/STD Action Day Brings Volunteers From Across Country To Lobby Congress

Wednesday Sep 6, 2017
NMAC HIV/STD Action Day Brings Volunteers From Across Country To Lobby Congress

NMAC's bi-annual HIV/STD Action Day on September 6 will bring together nearly 300 advocates and activists from around the nation to ask Congress to stop proposed deep federal budget cuts for HIV services. Action Day will take place the day before the opening of the U.S. Conference on AIDS in DC.

"The President's proposed budget would devastate the progress made in the fight against HIV," said NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata. "If passed, this budget would make extreme cuts to programs that guarantee services and coverage for those living with or who are most at risk for HIV. That's why we are convening on the steps of the Capitol this year and taking a stand to ask our elected officials do the right thing and stop budget cuts that would irreparably harm the progress we've already made to end HIV."

NMAC leads with a race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced our mission through a variety of programs and services, including a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, treatment and research program, numerous electronic and print materials, and a website: http://www.nmac.org/.

NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations, providing valuable information to community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the HIV epidemic.

For more information on HIV/STD Action Day, visit http://www.nmac.org/programs/hivstd-action-day/.

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