Economic Justice

What's the issue?

Poverty is powerful -- in the lives of individuals, at the community level, and in a nation with impoverished social spending.

Poverty is the direct result of economically unjust decisions that destabilize our economy, increase inequality, and undermine our best-laid plans and policies by reducing much needed government revenue.

Poverty increases risk of HIV, and living with HIV is impoverishing for many.

Why we fight

Economic justice (EJ) -- the attainment of rightful access to basic financial and material resources and opportunities -- is a key factor to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

We believe that achieving economic justice will mean fewer cases of HIV and AIDS, reduced suffering and fewer premature deaths.

What's our network doing about it?

We are shifting the terms of EJ – changing the dialogue from poverty to income, and from government deficits to equitable revenue where the wealthy pay their fair share.

We show the links between HIV/AIDS and EJ issues, joining campaigns and coalitions to tell the stories of our communities and winning changes that affect people living with HIV and those at risk of HIV infection.

We are active members of the Caring Across Generations and Robin Hood Tax campaign, and work closely with the National Working Positive Coalition and Positive Women’s Network of the USA on issues of income, jobs and EJ.

On NLAAD, Making an Impact Means a Focus on Intersectionality and Stigma

On NLAAD, Making an Impact Means a Focus on Intersectionality and Stigma

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reflecting on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, we are reminded of the need for renewed focus to address the disparity of HIV among the Latino community. According to the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in a new infographic released yesterday, while Latino community makes up 16 percent of the U.S. population, they make up 19 […]

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Housing is Prevention Justice – Let’s Stand United for Homes

Housing is Prevention Justice – Let’s Stand United for Homes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This call for organizational endorsements has been sent on behalf of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC): Endorse the United For Homes Campaign! While the income gap widens and inequality deepens in our country, millions of families are struggling to stay in their homes or becoming homeless. As HIV/AIDS advocates and activists we know […]

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This Labor Day We Can Achieve Empowerment through Employment

This Labor Day We Can Achieve Empowerment through Employment

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

After this long holiday weekend dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, we recognize that many people living with HIV are able to work, and want to work, but are not working. HIV disproportionately affects communities and individuals with historical experience of high rates of poverty, low literacy and unemployment. For many, […]

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WATCH: UN to take U.S. Gov’t to task on addressing structural racism

WATCH: UN to take U.S. Gov’t to task on addressing structural racism

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know that the U.S. is signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination? This means they undergo a review with the UN on what they are doing to eliminate racial discrimination. We submitted a report to the UN on structural racism and the HIV epidemic. You can watch […]

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HIV Advocates Take Demands Global

HIV Advocates Take Demands Global

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Advocacy groups report to UN on U.S. failures to address the HIV epidemic in communities of color “Unfortunately, U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in communities of color have fallen far short of their goals.”  -Suraj Madoori, manager of HIV PJA In a report, which will be presented to and considered by the United Nations in […]

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