Turn your Anger into Action! Come out this Thursday and march with us!
Join the CHAMP [Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project] contingent at the ACT UP 20th anniversary demonstration to demand "Healthcare for All".
Meet us in front of the Federal Building at 290 Broadway (at Worth Street):
Tomorrow, Thursday, 3/29/2007 11:30 am
* RALLY outside the Federal Building at 290 Broadway to demand a national health care reform plan from our Congress and President.
* MARCH down Broadway past Wall Street to demand an end to private health insurance.
* CONVERGE at the "Charging Bull" sculpture at Bowling Green to demand price
controls on the medicines that save and extend lives around the world.
See you there!
Lei Chou, Director of Mobilization
CHAMP - Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project
32 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10004
t. 212.937.7955 x. 4
Universal health care is an AIDS issue. We cannot survive on this broken system of care. Come support ACT UP in launching its two year campaign to put health care at the forefront of the 2008 Presidential campaign agenda.
The current fractured and dysfunctional system of care is failing Americans living with HIV & AIDS:
1. After years of under-funding, the Ryan White CARE Act and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program are straining under the growing demand for care and treatment. Waiting lists for clinic appointments, case management, and AIDS drugs continue to lengthen unabated around the country.
2. An estimated 1/3 of HIV positive Americans who should be on treatment have no access to care. Stringent Medicaid policies are leaving them with no alternatives but to get sick and fall into poverty in order to qualify.
3. AIDS drug prices are being set at record high levels, even when the initial discovery were done by tax-dollar funded research. What's more, companies have been raising their prices at twice the inflation rate annually. The powerful industry lobby have succeeded in prioritizing federal funding for drug costs over other services and care, while forbidding
federal programs from negotiating lower prices.