Join GAA Fund’s Campaign: Shape New US Leadership Global AIDSJoin GAA Fund’s Campaign: Shape New US Leadership Global AIDS

Join the GAA Fund’s Campaign to Shape New U.S. Leadership on Global AIDS
September 4, 2007
Dear Friend:
 
We need your help today!  The outcome of the 2008 presidential campaign is
going to shape this country’s role in the world for years to come.  And now
is the time to ensure that the next President understands the vital
importance of strong U.S. leadership in the fight against global AIDS.
 
 
We’ve created a new organization-the Global AIDS Alliance Fund-to make a
difference in 2008.  We’re working hard to mobilize grassroots activists and
the media in New Hampshire and other key states, and we’re in urgent need of
resources to build and sustain momentum before the upcoming primaries.
 
The GAA Fund is unique in our willingness to make bold, progressive demands
and hold U.S. leaders accountable.  We’re one of the only organizations
focusing much-needed attention on women’s health and rights.  And we won’t
back away from calling on the next President to commit an additional 1% of
the U.S. budget annually to fighting global AIDS and extreme poverty.
 
Your contribution NOW will help us seize a critical window of opportunity to
secure concrete commitments for faster, bolder action on global AIDS.  In
the coming weeks, we’ll be holding dozens of house parties, hosting a
speaker tour, and organizing a major event around World AIDS Day.  Most
important, we’re calling on the candidates-Democrats and Republicans
alike-to endorse a plan of action that includes the following:
 
At least $50 billion in U.S. funding over five years to provide lifesaving
AIDS medications to millions of people in need.  (The U.S. is currently
spending close to $12 billion per month on the war in Iraq.)
A science-based HIV prevention strategy that reflects the realities of
people’s lives.
Care and support for orphans and vulnerable children, including access to
free basic education.
Measures to empower women and girls and integrate reproductive health and
HIV/AIDS services.
Increased investments to strengthen health systems and retain health
workers.
A new cabinet-level agency to fight global AIDS and poverty.
The GAA Fund is working hard to educate the candidates about the need for
accelerated action.  But it’s an uphill battle-in part because the White
House has convinced much of the media (and the public) that the U.S. is
already doing our fair share in the fight against AIDS.  But that’s simply
not the case.  Current plans for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief would essentially flat-line U.S. funding for global AIDS programs-and
significantly reduce our commitment to providing treatment for millions of
people in the world’s poorest countries.
 
With nearly 8,000 people dying of AIDS and over 11,000 people newly infected
with HIV every day, the time for action is NOW!
 
Please become a founding member of the Global AIDS Alliance Fund by making a
generous contribution today.  This is a unique opportunity to help launch a
serious initiative to shape the next generation of U.S. leadership on global
AIDS.  If you can give $1,000 or more, we’ll be honored to enroll you as a
member of the GAA Fund Leadership Circle.
 
Please click here to make a secure online donation.  Or mail your check to
us at the address below.  (Please note that the GAA Fund is a 501(c)(4)
organization, and contributions are not tax-deductible.)
 
In solidarity,
 
Dr. Paul Zeitz
GAA Fund Executive Director
 
Michael Riggs
GAA Fund Board Chair
 
Margaret Conway
GAA Fund Board Secretary and Treasurer
 
Gloria Herndon
GAA Fund Board Member
 
Global AIDS Alliance Fund, 1413 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005  
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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