What if we told you your voice counts, even in this political atmosphere. Would you speak out? If you knew 24 million people could lose their health insurance if the ACA was repealed and replaced by the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would you place a call to save healthcare access for people living with HIV? We need you to make three calls, to take 30 minutes to be a hero in the fight against HIV/AIDS. POCAAN is not a sponsor of this event, but we are sending out this request because its that’s important, and we want to support our colleagues. There is too much work for any one agency; it’s important to support your colleagues doing good work. The HIV Health Care Access Working Group, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS United, NASTAD, HIVMA, The AIDS Institute, and TAEP are organizing an HIV community-wide call in day on March 21st to urge Congress to oppose the Republican’s repeal plan (AHCA).
You can find out your Members of Congress here.
Use the “Protect HIV Care Hotline” (866) 246-9371. When you call, you will be prompted with a short script and instructions.
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Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Northwest African American Museum
POCAAN’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner will become Seattle premier event to celebrate the contributions of communities of color within the Pacific Northwest, as well as raise money to support POCAAN’s justice work here in Washington State. The event will honor both current and pioneers and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to empower communities on the margin and fight for health and socio-economic equity.
Thursday – December 1, 2016 – 8:00am – 9:00am
Registration Opens at 7:30am
More than thirty years into a worldwide epidemic, HIV/AIDS has had an undeniable impact on our community. While the number of new cases has declined, hundreds of people in our community are still diagnosed with HIV every year. More than 12,000 people are living with HIV in Washington state, 60% of whom live in King County. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 6,500 people in Washington state have died as a result of the disease. Our very own Phyllis Little-Epamynondas will be honored.