Today is World AIDS Day – in 2007 it falls on a Saturday. But next year, the real World AIDS Day will be on Election Day.
AIDSVote.org is a candidate education and voter education project working to make sure candidates for public office know what it takes to end AIDS, and voters who care about ending AIDS know where the candidates stand on our issues.
The AIDSVote.org platform is a straightforward roadmap for our next President—it leads directly to the end of AIDS as a killer pandemic in America and around the world. We’ve got a ten-point domestic AIDS plan and a ten-point global AIDS plan with clear recommendations for public and private action to save lives, prevent new infections, and address the social conditions that drive the pandemic.
The AIDSVote.org has already been endorsed by dozens of the nation’s leading AIDS groups, and by leading service and advocacy organizations in key early-primary states. We’re working closely with the 08 Stop AIDS campaign (www.08stopaids.org) to highlight global and domestic AIDS issues in public events with the candidates. We’ll be holding national conference calls during 2008 to explain how nonprofit groups can do election-year advocacy that’s safe, legal and effective. And we’ll be helping voters who care about HIV/AIDS understand the positions of candidates on life-and-death domestic and global AIDS issues.
Please take the time to visit AIDSVote.org, endorse the platform, and spread this message widely. This year World AIDS Day is on a Saturday – next year World AIDS Day will really be on Election Day.
Check out the AIDSVote website here: www.aidsvote.org
Full details on the platform are at www.aidsvote.org/platform.
Endorse the platform here: Link