October 21, 2012

October 21, 2012
AIDS Activist Protest Presidential Debate

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope you are having a safe and great weekend so far. It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

If you live in the United States then there is no way you could have missed everything going on with our upcoming presidential election. It seems like there is at least one commercial about the election during every single commercial break no matter what time of day.

This past week, President Obama and Governor Romney had their latest debate which was broadcast over all three major networks and several others. But there was something you did not get to see during the debate.

The following is a video about the debate and demonstration by HIV activists during the event:

Over 200 activists from a coalition of AIDS groups demonstrated outside the October 16 presidential debate in Long Island, New York, to make the candidates aware of HIV criminalization, according to a joint statement by Queerocracy, Housing Works, ACT UP and Sero. The protesters, many wearing orange prison jumpsuits, also wanted to gain support for the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act, a congressional bill introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D–Calif.) that seeks to end HIV criminalization nationwide.

So what can you do to make a difference? You can contact your elected official in Washington, DC. If you do not know who your elected officials are go to: http://www.votesmart.org

Hope you have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab