September 15, 2003

Full AIDS Funding Now!

[ via Jeanne D'Arc of Body & Soul ] :

Aid Agencies Call For Full Global HIV/AIDS Funding In 2004

As President Bush and lawmakers return to Washington, many of the nation’s leading humanitarian and faith-based organizations are stepping up their efforts to win Congressional approval of $3 billion for global HIV/AIDS funding in 2004.

The new drive includes placing advertisements in newspapers and mobilizing citizens around the country to contact President Bush and members of Congress about the importance of full funding of the AIDS bill, which will be voted on by the Senate this month. Click here to view the ad campaign.

Local and international aid agencies have the capacity to put the $3 billion to work immediately to save lives. The 11 undersigned organizations are on the front lines of the AIDS crisis, in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. They have joined forces to urge complete financial backing for prevention, treatment, care and support programs, with 10 percent of the funds dedicated to the care of 14 million children orphaned or affected by AIDS. > > >

Posted by ronn at September 15, 2003 06:47 PM