NEW YORK, Sept. 16 On Thursday, September 18,2008 hundreds of AIDS activists will march across the Brooklyn Bridge and holda rally at New York City Hall to call on presidential hopefuls Sens. JohnMcCain and Barack Obama to commit to creating a national plan to end AIDS.
The march and rally, part of a national caravan to Mississippi for thefirst presidential debate, will highlight the consequences of $6 million inHIV/AIDS budget cuts in New York City this year -- just as new statistics showthat New York City's HIV infection rate is three times the national average.
The Stand Against AIDS is a project of the Campaign to End AIDS. For moreinformation, go to http://www.c2ea.org .What: March and rally to demand a national AIDS strategy and protest HIV/AIDS budget cuts in New York Who: Community leaders, politicians, and HIV/AIDS activists and organizations from New York, such as Housing Works, Bailey House, Gay Men's Health Crisis, and New York City AIDS Housing Network. When: Thursday, September 18, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Where: 1:30 p.m.: Crowd assembles at Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn 2 p.m.: March across Brooklyn Bridge begins 3 p.m.: Rally at New York City Hall CREDENTIALED PRESS AND CAMERA CREWS WELCOME. Contact: Alice Leeds, Campaign to End AIDS, 917-523-5029
SOURCE Campaign to End AIDS