Advocacy

Ask Your Member of Congress to Support Health Centers

This year’s House bipartisan “Health Center Funding Dear Colleague” letter being led by Reps. Bilirakis (R-FL) and Green (D-TX) is now circulating! Take action now to show your support for health centers! Contact your Representative to ask him/her to support your Health Center by co-signing the Bilirakis-Green Health Center Funding Dear Colleague Letter. By co-signing the letter your Member of Congress is publicly showing their support for continued funding for the Health Centers Program. The more signatures on these letters, the stronger the message of public support for the health center program and funding in the coming fiscal year. Click here to see the current list of cosignersTake action today –  contact your Representative to ask that they co-sign the Bilirakis-Green Health Centers Letter.

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Contact Your Elected Officials
Desert AIDS Project encourages our community members to contact their elected officials on important issues. To contact any of the state and/or federal officials, click on the appropriate name below:

President Donald Trump
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Kamala Harris
Representative Raul Ruiz – CA 36th Congressional District (Coachella Valley, Hemet, Beaumont)
Representative Paul Takano – CA 41st Congressional District (Moreno Valley, Perris, Riverside)
Representative Pete Aguilar – CA 31st Congressional District (San Bernardino, Redlands)
Representative Paul Cook – CA 8th Congressional District (Hi-Desert, Yucaipa, Hesperia)
Governor Jerry Brown
State Senator Jeff Stone – CA 28th District
Assemblymember Chad Mayes – CA 42nd District
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia – CA 56th District

In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 239 into law, transforming the legal landscape with respect to HIV criminalization in California. Under the new law, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (DSan Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), criminal penalties based on a person’s HIV status cannot be imposed unless the person acts with the intent to harm another person. Click here to read FAQ’s for the new California law (SB 239).

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