Take Action to Eliminate Discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS
Eliminate discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS! Urge your two Senators and one Representative to cosponsor the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act (S. 2336 and H.R. 1586). Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) on December 1st, World AIDS Day, introduced in the U.S. Senate the companion bill to Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2015. The bill, similar to that introduced in the last Congress which PFLAG National supported, modernizes laws and eliminates discrimination with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS. The bill requires a review of laws by federal, state, and local stakeholders that impose criminal liability on people with HIV. The bill also provides states with guidance on best practices for revising HIV criminalization laws which disproportionately affect people of color, especially African-American men who have sex with men (MSM).And with February being National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to speak out!
Please reach out to your two US Senators and one Representative and use this PFLAG message:
As your constituent and as a member of PFLAG, I urge you to cosponsor the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act (S. 2336 and H.R. 1586), introduced in the Senate by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and House by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), which would modernize laws and eliminate discrimination with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS. PFLAG’s values are America’s values and that includes ensuring that people living with HIV or AIDS are not discriminated against based on their HIV status. If you are already a co-sponsor of this bill I thank you. If not, I urge you to please consider signing on.
Note: Remember to specify your name, full address and to include your zip code.