Save the Date 9/11 Make the Calls
Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in another day of my life. Today is Thursday and a travel day for me. I had to travel to Ft. Lauderdale for the Gay Men's Health Summit.
But more about the summit later. Today I want to talk about helping get Ryan White funding extended.
On Sept. 11th, help get Ryan White funding extended past the September 30th sunset date. Ryan White funding helps provide life saving medications and other services for financially challenged HIV positive American men, women and children.
How to help: Starting at 9:11AM (Your time zone), call Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius and your members of Congress and ask them to extend Ryan White funding. If you get a busy signal due to high call volume, please call back. You will be speaking to a member of these officials' staff and not the elected official themselves.
Please keep calls short and polite. After all, we are asking for their help.
To call Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius, call 1-202-690-7000
To call the White House switchboard and reach your members of Congress, call 1-202-224-3121.
If you do not know who your elected officials are go to: http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm
As one of the activists who originally fought to get Ryan White funding, it would be a dishonor to all those who fought for the funding and died in the process or after for us not to do all we can to get Ryan White funding extended.
So join Dab the AIDS Bear save the date and make the calls. Lives of American men, women and children depend on your help.
big bear hug,