AIDS Awareness Day - May 19, 2015
Please click on the links below for all you need to know about AIDS Awareness Day, which will take place on May 19, from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, beginning on the North steps of the State Capitol (behind the building facing Bushnell Park).
There will be T-Shirts available on a first come, first served basis - ONE PER PERSON! If you already HAVE an "HIV+? Get Tested" shirt - WEAR IT. Bagged lunches will be provided.
- Roles and responsibilities of local coordinators. This includes how to find your legislators to make appointments for that day, parking, and some tips.
- Talking points for the day.
- Schedule for the day.
- Flyer for the event - please share and post widely. Consider putting a link to the event on your websites.
- Brief HIV in CT Fact Sheet - feel free to customize this for your area.
Please contact Shawn M. Lang if you have any questions.
About the AIDS LIFE Campaign (ALC)
The AIDS LIFE (Legislative Initiative and Funding Effort) Campaign - a program of AIDS Connecticut - is Connecticut's only statewide group that focuses solely on all of the policy-related issues impacting people living with and at high risk for HIV/AIDS - from prevention and education, including needle exchange; to supportive services; to health care, such as Medicaid and CADAP; to housing.
In addition to our advocacy work at the legislature, members of the AIDS LIFE Campaign convene meetings with key state departments such as the Department of Public Health and the Department of Social Services to work with them on a whole host of issues ranging from contracts and timely payments, CADAP, Medicaid changes (e.g. prescription and provider visit co-pays), as well as federal issues such as the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) housing program, Ryan White funds, and other pertinent topics that arise.
ALC Chair: Shawn M. Lang