Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Cost of Cuts

Two years ago I traveled to Olympia with my friend and fellow AIDS Rider, Laura, to lobby our state representatives for passage of 4 bills critical to HIV prevention and the health and well-being of those with HIV/AIDS. All 4 bills passed, successfully funding 3 programs.
Today we'll encourage preservation of that funding in light of the inevitable cuts every state is forced to consider under current economic conditions. I get that these times mean sacrifices will have to be made on all fronts though my personal preference is that we not be short-sighted, cutting programs that quickly cause costs to rise in other areas of the budget. It never pays to become complacent is the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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