Strengthening Community Leadership to Influence Change

The National Minority AIDS Council’s (NMAC) is excited to invite you to our Strengthening Community Leadership to Influence Change initiative for HIV Planning leaders. This is a crucial time when significant changes and shifts are being made to our federal and public healthcare infrastructures. HIV/AIDS service provision is experiencing these changes. Health Departments (HDs), Community […]

NMAC Supports Promising Bipartisan HOPE Act

Matt Zofchak is the research assistant at NMAC. The House is currently considering the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, introduced as a bipartisan bill by Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Andy Harris (R-MD). The Senate version of the bill passed a few weeks ago and the Act is riding this momentum, achieving broad support […]

Voting Rights Act is Comatose

Ben Carter is the Communications Specialist at NMAC On Monday, June 25,  the U.S. Supreme Court undid one of the greatest Civil Rights victories in our nation’s history, ruling Section IV of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) unconstitutional. In doing so, the highest court eliminated the teeth of a law created to prevent […]

NMAC Lauds Supreme Court Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today’s Supreme Court decisions regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are a historic victory for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and another important step in the inevitable […]

NMAC Applauds Selection of Dr. Mermin to Head CDC’s Center on HIV, Viral Hep, STD and TB Prevention

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata: Washington, DC – “The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) congratulates Dr. Jono Mermin on his appointment as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).  As one of […]