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.

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We went to the Senate this morning and we have heard that negotiations on the appropriations bill, including riders like syringe exchange, are taking place at the highest levels. Syringe exchange may be in danger. We need to get calls to the offices below. Please take a minute to make some calls ASAP while there is still time!!

If possible, it would be great to make 4 calls (in this order) to the President, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senator negotiators and leadership from your state, and Speaker Pelosi.

Calling the President:
Please call President Barack Obama: 202-456-1414
The message for the President is: My name is _______. I live in . Thank you for your past support of syringe exchange. I support maintaining current language that allows local officials to make their own decisions to use federal and local Washington DC funds for Syringe Exchange. Please do not allow the Senate or House to change the current law in the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations negotiations. Thank you.

Calling Senate Majority Leader Reid and Other Senators: *Harry Reid (D-NV) Majority Leader: 202-224-3542.

The Message for all of the Senators including Senator Reid is:
My name is _______. I live in . I support maintaining current language that allows local officials to make their own decisions to use federal and local Washington DC funds for Syringe Exchange. Please do not change the current law in the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations negotiations. Thank you.

Alaska
Lisa Murkowski ®: 202-224-6665
Arkansas
Mark Pryor (D) : 202-224-2353
Hawaii *Daniel Inouye (D) Appropriations Chairman: 202-224-3934
Illinois *Dick Durbin (D) Majority Whip, Financial Services Subcommittee Chair: 202-224-2152
Mark Kirk ®: 202-224-2854
Iowa *Tom Harkin (D) Labor, HHS Subcommittee Chair: 202-224-3254
Louisiana
Mary Landrieu (D): 202-224-5824
Montana
Jon Tester (D): 202-224-2644
Nebraska
Ben Nelson (D): 202-224-6551
New York *Chuck Schumer (D) Democratic Policy Committee Chair: 202-224-6542
Kristin Gillibrand (D): 202-224-4451
—- (Note although not a negotiator or leadership, Sen. Gillibrand has been very responsive on HIV/AIDS issues ask her to weigh in with Schumer and her appropriations colleagues.)
Rhode Island
Jack Reed (D-RI): 202-224-4642
South Dakota
Tim Johnson (D-SD): 202-224-5842
Vermont
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.): 202-224-4242
Washington
Patty Murray (D-Wash): 202-224-2621

Calling Speaker Pelosi:
Please call Speaker Nancy Pelosi: 202-225-0100
The message for the Speaker is: My name is _______. I live in . Thank you for your past support of syringe exchange. I support maintaining current language that allows local officials to make their own decisions to use federal and local Washington DC funds for Syringe Exchange. Please do not allow the Senate or House to change the current law in the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations negotiations. Thank you

Thank you for your attention to this issue. Please call now – Share with your friends. We absolutely need to keep up the calls as long as we can!