Weekly Update

May 1 , 2003 This Week In Washington 1. House Passes H.R. 1298: the United States Leadership Act Against HIV/AIDS Act of 2003 Days After President Bush’s Endorsement of the Legislation 2. Health Care Access Rally in Senate Park 3. AIDS Action Staff Attends Congressional Reception to Mark National Healthcare Access Rally In the News …

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship 2

Pedro Zamora In 1989, Pedro Zamora was diagnosed as HIV positive at the age of 17. Instead of keeping his status hidden, Pedro Zamora spoke openly about having HIV and, in doing so, became a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS dialogue in the United States. By mid-1993, his education campaign was nationwide. Counted among his …

National Policy Agenda

1. Support and Improvement of the Ryan White CARE Act The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act is the largest source of federal funding solely focused on domestic HIV care, treatment, and medical support services. Adopted by Congress in 1990, it is reauthorized every five years and funded through annual appropriations; the current …

On the Hill

First HIV/AIDS Legislation in over a Year Overwhelmingly Passes House Vote   On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, AIDS Action Executive Director Dr. Marsha Martin attended an historic ceremony in the East Wing of the White House. President Bush called the ceremony to reiterate his strong commitment to increasing the United States’ response to global HIV/AIDS …

TAKE ACTION THE WEEKLY UPDATE Learn more about the issues and interact with your government Take Action NowHave Your Representative Co-Sponsor the CAHP Act of 2008 Elected Officials Issues & Legislation The Weekly Updates keeps our members informed on the latest HIV/AIDS policy issues. Interested in receiving the Update more promptly? Please contact members@aidsaction.org For …

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

For the summer 2008 internship opportunity, please apply through the Everett Internship Program. In the spirit of Pedro Zamora’s work to curb HIV transmission and improve the lives of HIV positive people, AIDS Action offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young professionals, …

AIDS Action Applauds the House of Representatives on Ending the Syringe Exchange Federal Funding Ban. Historic Moment in HIV Prevention: AIDS Action Council applauds Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, the members of the Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee and the House of …

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship 1

Pedro Zamora In 1989, Pedro Zamora was diagnosed as HIV positive at the age of 17. Instead of keeping his status hidden, Pedro Zamora spoke openly about having HIV and, in doing so, became a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS dialogue in the United States. By mid-1993, his education campaign was nationwide. Counted among his …

TAKE ACTION THE WEEKLY UPDATE Learn more about the issues and interact with your government Take Action NowHave Your Representative Co-Sponsor the CAHP Act of 2008 Elected Officials Issues & Legislation The Weekly Updates keeps our members informed on the latest HIV/AIDS policy issues. Interested in receiving the Update more promptly? Please contact members@aidsaction.org For …

Make a donation to support the AIDS Action Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship AIDS Action offers a fellowship program for young people seeking experience in public policy. Zamora Fellows’ responsibilities include: assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment, and care; attending Congressional hearings and coalition …