The next meeting of ALC is November 18, avoiding the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting WILL NOT BE HELD at the Community Health Center in Meriden as the space was unavailable that day. It WILL take place at the Congregational Church (where ACT has its Case Manager Trainings). Click here for directions.
Until then, make sure you have VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS available for staff and clients, AND encourage people to register to vote. If people need rides to the polls to vote on NOVEMBER 4, they can contact their local Democratic or Republican Town Committees. Click here for a great resource from the Secretary of State's Office.
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!
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