Throughout history we have seen that who we elect and what laws are passed (or not passed) impacts who and how we love one another. From the inception of birth control, the passing of the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, and access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – all of these things have been fought for and debated through the legislative process. We must vote for change that allows us the freedom to have great, healthy SEX!
The General Election will be held on Nov. 8. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago wants you to know that #VotingMatters. By voting, you can send a clear and direct message to candidates that issues affecting the HIV/AIDS community demand attention and action. Only pressure from people living with HIV and their supporters, will compel elected officials (and those seeking office) to take the steps necessary to end the epidemic. The place to start is in the voting booth!
To better understand how presidential candidates will take advantage of the moment to seek an end to the HIV epidemic, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and a coalition of more than 50 organizations sent a survey to all of the candidates who were running for president at that time. Candidates responses have been published without edits. As of right now, the candidates who responded to the survey and their responses are included below.
Explore what you can and cannot do as a 501(c)(3) community-based organization while still being politically active during this critical election cycle! During the webinar, our expert panel discussed the do’s and don’t’s for non-profits who want to get involved, from: whether someone can engage in partisan political activity in a personal capacity, what it means to be nonpartisan, legislative scorecards, how to do candidate education and questionnaires, voter registration, and much more!