Sex & Politics in the Capital City: Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill

Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill This summer, as they do each year, interns descended upon D.C., to observe first hand how the federal government operates and learn about public policy issues for which they feel passionately. In an effort to build knowledge about reproductive rights, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, as well as foster future […]

NMAC Applauds Passage of HOPE Act

Thanks Congress for Giving Hope to HIV-Positive Americans in Need of Organ Transplants Washington, DC – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which would update outdated regulations banning HIV-positive organ donation and allow individuals living with HIV to receive organs from other HIV-positive donors.  Passed by the Senate […]

NMAC Applauds Efforts To Address Immigration Reform, Urges Action on Health Care Access

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to address our nation’s broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for most of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  While […]

2012 Elections Recap

2012 Election Recap On November 6, Americans voted to reelect Barack Obama to serve a second term as President of the United States.  Four states voted, for the first time, to support LGBT equality by endorsing gay marriage – 3 states (Maine, Maryland and Washington) passed gay marriage outright, while Minnesota defeated a constitutional amendment that would […]

NMAC Issue Briefs

We at the National Minority AIDS Council have developed several issue briefs covering key areas in HIV/AIDS policy and science. These documents can be used to better understand the state of the following topics, where there is work to be done and how we can move the meter. Budget Appropriations Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative Syringe Exchange […]

Urge Congress to Stop Across-the-Board Cuts, Sign Onto Letter

Urge Congress to Stop Across-the-Board Cuts, Sign Onto Letter Beginning in January 2013, all nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs will face indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts of 8.4 percent through the “sequestration” process outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Such cuts would devastate medical and scientific research; education and job training; infrastructure; public safety and law […]