What is C2EA and what do we do?
The Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) is a diverse, exciting coalition of people living with HIV & AIDS, their advocates and their loved ones. Together, we're demanding that our leaders exert the political will to stop the epidemic, in the U.S. and abroad, once and for all.
An action alert from our friends at the Positive Justice Project and the Prevention Justice Alliance!
End HIV Criminalization: Sign the Positive Justice Project Consensus Statement! Sign on by Wednesday, FEBRUARY 6!
Why the deadline? Because on February 7, the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will be considering a resolution urging the federal government to take concrete action steps to eliminate HIV criminalization. We need as many individuals and organizations as possible to sign on to the Consensus Statement to show PACHA that activists demand action to end HIV criminalization.
The Positive Justice Project (PJP) Consensus Statement on the Criminalization of HIV in the United States calls on federal and state officials to modernize criminal laws and policies and to eliminate HIV-specific statutes. It is the first national consensus statement against HIV criminalization in the United States, endorsed by a diverse group of activists and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds.
The PJP Consensus Statement highlights injustices caused by HIV criminalization and includes clear rationales, both scientific and legal, for why change is overdue.
The PJP Consensus Statement calls for government action to make sure that any prosecution based on exposure to a sexually transmitted disease, including but not limited to HIV, requires:
1. Proof that the defendant (the person charged) intended to do harm;
2. Conduct that is likely to result in that harm;
3. Proof that the conduct of the accused in fact resulted in that harm; and
4. Punishment that is proportionate to the actual harm the defendant caused.
Learn more about the Positive Justice Project.