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For Immediate Release
March 25, 2016
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Spanish Speaking Communities Targeted As Part of the Statewide Week of Action In Support of Investing to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2020
Spanish Speaking Communities Targeted As Part of the Statewide Week of Action In Support of Investing to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2020
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State Assembly Member and Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz (D) Brooklyn; Kristina Ramos, Peer Advocate from Housing Works; and Guillermo Chacon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network at the steps of the NYC City Hall, making statements in support of the plan to end AIDS.

New York, NY, March 25, 2016—A press conference was held today at the steps of City Hall as part of a statewide week of action planned by End AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition. The press conference was held in Spanish to bring attention to the needs of Spanish-speaking communities in New York State. The event was attended and sponsored by more than 90 organizations, members of the coalition, and attended by community leaders, stakeholders, and political leaders. I’m committed to the work of the Coalition, we need to do the right thing to assure the well-being of those most in need”— stated Assembly Member and Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz (D) Brooklyn. “The $70 million investment now, will later save the state an estimated $4.5 billion, that can be reinvested to assure the health of all New Yorkers.”—stated Guillermo Chacon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network.

"The battle that we are fighting about ending the AIDS epidemic should receive adequate funding as was proposed by Covernor Cuomo in his budget. This is the moment… it is possible to eliminate HIV/AIDS. Therefore, we need to make this dream reality. I want to thank all those involved in the struggle, and I’m hopeful that one day this epidemic will be a thing of the past”— offered State Senator José Peralta (D) Queens as part of a written statement in support of week of action.

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State Assembly Member and Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz (D) Brooklyn making his statement in support of the plan to end AIDS.


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Guillermo Chacon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network


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Kristina Ramos, Peer Advocate from Housing Works makes her statement about the need and challenges for housing assistance for people living with HIV.





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The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos and the Deep South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Latino Commission is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to eliminate health disparities in our communities. For more information visit: www.latinoaids.org or www.nlaad.org.



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