Tuesday, June 17, 2008


What the heck is PEPFAR? It's the Current Occupant's (President's - if I must for an acronym's sake) Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief which
channels United States' development assistance to support life-saving treatment, prevention and care for people suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. PEPFAR was announced by President Bush in 2003 as a five-year, $15 billion initiative. Currently, a bipartisan bill to increase AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria funding to $50 billion over the next five years is working its way through Congress.
Trouble is, the bill is being held up by Republicans. Surprise, surprise!

Take action here to help re-authorize the bill before it's too late.

H/T to Daily Kos (of course).

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