For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Luke Klipp
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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!


AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/treatment and health education and HIV prevention services focusing on low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.

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