For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Luke Klipp
213.201.1378 (o)
lklipp@apla.org

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Representative to End the Government Shutdown

We need your immediate assistance to change the stalemate in Congress. Please use the toll free number to call your Representative today (10/10) or Friday (10/11) and ask them to:

The nation is in a manufactured financial crisis and headed towards a possible additional fiscal crisis. Both crises endanger the federal programs that people with HIV depend on for their medical care, prescriptions, housing assistance, and nutrition support, just to name a few.

We need all constituents to contact their Representative this week. Your call is needed no matter how your Member of Congress voted. If your Representative favors a clean funding bill without conditions, it helps them to be able to cite strong constituent support. If he/she voted for the shutdown, you need to hold them accountable. Your call reinforces the message coming from multiple national polls that voters oppose these tactics.

Act Now

Take action now. Thank you!

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States. APLA provides bilingual support to more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Additionally, APLA conducts behavioral research designed to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions and assists health departments in evaluating their HIV/AIDS services to ensure the delivery of effective and quality programs. APLA also provides administrative and fiscal support to the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSMGF), which promotes and advocated for the health and human rights of MSM internationally. APLA is proud to be a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, please visit apla.org.

APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) provides primary medical and oral health care, behavioral health services, HIV testing, PrEP counseling and management of eligible clients, STD screening/treatment, and health education and HIV-prevention services, with a specific focus on low-income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals living in Los Angeles County. APLAHW is a federally qualified health center that includes: the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in South Los Angeles; the Wilshire Dental Clinic downtown; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; as well as a mobile dental facility. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles is also part of APLAHW. APLAHW serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.

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