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It takes money to end the HIV epidemic. It also takes money to support the efforts in Congress for the necessary appropriations. While, historically, our movement has been very effective managing the HIV portfolio on the hill, the need for full federal funding will require unprecedented cooperation and collaboration between the many organizations with a DC presence.
For the last three years in partnership with AIDS United, NASTAD, NCSD, and The AIDS Institute, NMAC has used the services of outside lobbying and communication firms for the partnership’s joint policy efforts. Our collaboration pushed HHS to build the plans and raise the funding to end the epidemic. This year, in addition to existing partnership firms, NMAC will bring on the pro bono services of Kelley Drye. Kelley Drye has more than 125 lawyers, government relations professionals, and economists based in the DC office. NMAC has retained their pro bono services to support our efforts to end the HIV epidemic in America.
AIDS United’s AIDS Watch is coming to DC March 30-31 and is so important this year. At this event, HIV advocates from around the nation join efforts to directly engage our elected officials to bring better services and research to stem the HIV epidemic. And on April 1, NMAC is partnering with health organizations from around the nation to discuss the state of pharmaceutical and other private funding in the HIV field and its explicit or implicit influence on our collective work.
While federal money is critical, that is just the government’s portion. Can the private sector match this amount? There are many efforts that the government cannot cover, including all of the work in Congress. Now is the time for the private sector to step-up. Who will be our champion?
Yours in the struggle,