world leaders will gather in New York City at the United Nations for the Millennium Development Goals Summit. The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 with the aim of halving extreme poverty, halting the spread of HIV/AIDS, and making progress on other health and education efforts by 2015. Despite multiple commitments from governments for universal access to AIDS treatment by 2010, 70% of people around the world still lack access to life-saving AIDS drugs. In order to reach the Millenium Development Goals, this must change quickly.
On Monday, September 20 join activists on the streets, demanding that the US government use this opportunity to pledge their commitment to ending AIDS, once and for all. Meet at 42nd St and Lexington Ave at 10:00am on Monday, September 20th to rally with thousands of empty pill bottles representing the lack of access to AIDS drugs.
*TAKE IT TO THE STREETS- Monday, September 20, 10:00am
Meet at 42nd St. and Lexington Ave.
Demand Universal Access to AIDS Treatment and Full Funding to Fight Global AIDS!!
This is all part of a Global Week of Action to demand full funding for global AIDS, as called for by South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign. In addition to the Monday action, please also sign a petition calling for full funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria: www.globalfundreplenishment.org
President Obama and his rich donors dined on caviar and sipped champagne at a $50,000-per-person fundraiser in NYC on May 13th. Outside the fundraiser 500 activists from ACT UP/NY and Philadelphia, Health GAP, NYCAHN/VOCAL, African Services Committee, Housing Works, CHAMP, AMSA and our allies were demonstrating to demand that he keep his promise to fund AIDS treatment around the world. Instead of increasing the number of people on treatment, like he promised, Obama is cutting funding for global AIDS, and people are being forced onto waiting lists for AIDS drugs. These people are sick, and without treatment, they will die. And the US promised them treatment!
Thursday, May 13th at 5:30pm
Larry Kramer, playwright and founder of ACT UP, Dr. Wong from
[editors note: ACT UP voted to endorse this rally and press conference
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - from 12 to 2 pm