Co-founded by AIDS Action in 1987, the National
Organizations Responding to AIDS (NORA) is a diverse coalition
of national organizations responding to the AIDS epidemic. In
order to more effectively respond to the multitude of legislative
and public policy issues that have been generated by the HIV/AIDS
epidemic, the coalition has grown to include over 175 health,
labor, religious, professional and advocacy groups that represent
a broad consensus on HIV and AIDS related policy, legislation,
Convened by AIDS Action, the NORA membership
and its issue-based working groups meet regularly to assess emerging
AIDS policy and programmatic issues and to determine priorities
for legislative and administrative action.
NORA's mission is to engage in concerted federal advocacy on national
public policy on HIV and AIDS. The coalition provides a forum
for the discussion of emerging legislative, policy and programmatic
issues surrounding the AIDS epidemic and for the comprehensive
analysis of pending legislation and regulation for the purpose
of determining priorities for legislative and administrative action.
NORA Releases FY 2006 Appropriations
For the 13th year in a row, NORA has compiled a set of recommendations
for appropriate funding for the federal HIV/AIDS portfolio. To
read the press release announcing the publication of Fiscal Year
2006 HIV/AIDS Appropriations Recommendations, click here.
To read NORA's recommendations, click here.
NORA Responds to the President's
FY 2006 Budget
On February 7th, President Bush released his proposed budget for
fiscal year (FY) 2006. NORA was disappointed to see that the majority
of the federal HIV/AIDS portfolio has once again received level
funding. To read NORA's response to the FY 2006 budget, click
NORA Releases Principles
for Ryan White CARE Act Reauthorization
The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Emergency Resources (CARE) Act
is scheduled to be reauthorized in 2005. NORA has created a set
of principles in support of the CARE Act, which highlight some
of the important aspects of the legislation that Congress should
consider as it prepares to reauthorize this critical piece of
legislation. To read NORA's principles, click here.