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MEDIA ALERT! Wed. 4/25 - Huge ACT-UP Demonstration on Wall Street/City Hall

 

ACT UP and Occupy / Tax Wall St / Fight AIDS
MEDIA ALERT - THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING!
CONTACT: Chip Duckett - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 917-865-4120
Art/Graphic Design for press available at www.actupny.com or on request

WHAT: ACT-UP 25th ANNIVERSARY DEMONSTRATION ON WALL STREET

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 - 10:30 AM

WHERE: 10:30 AM - East Side of City Hall - Pre-Rally Interviews with Speakers - this is an interview opportunity for media ONLY
11:00 AM - West Side of City Hall - Speakers at Rally Kick off the Demonstration - please notify the public of this!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

Hundreds of AIDS activists will gather outside City Hall to hear brief speeches on current topics of concern on HIV/AIDS issues, with specific demands, including the need for a Financial Speculative Tax to be funneled to health care.  The demonstration will leave City Hall and go down Broadway, with a couple of other stops at key locations, ending at Trinity Church with a personal commemoration of loved ones lost to AIDS. ACT-UP chapters and supporters are busing into New York from Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and other cities to participate with the New York groups.  A number of supportive national and local organizations and individuals will join ACT-UP in the demonstration, including Housing Works, National Nurses United, and Occupy Wall Street, among many others.

Acts of civil disobedience may occur during the demonstration, which is expected to last about two to two and a half hours.

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The press release is attached. You can get more information at http://media.actupny.com, http://actupny.com or on request.

ABOUT ACT-UP
ACT-UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) is a direct-action AIDS organization formed 25 years ago to counter government and social inaction and neglect on HIV/AIDS issues. See http://media.actupny.com for a full background.

WHO WILL BE SPEAKING (NOTE: SPEECHES WILL BE BRIEF AND COLORFUL, AND WILL INCLUDE SPECIFIC DEMANDS):

HISTORY OF ACT-UP AND ACT-UP INTO THE FUTURE:

Eric Sawyer, ACT-UP and UNAIDS
Brent Nicholson Earle, ACT-UP

HOUSING ISSUES FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS:

Speaker to be announced, Housing Works

LOCAL HIV/AIDS ISSUES:
Wanda Hernandez, Vocal NY

NATIONAL HIV/AIDS ISSUES:

Jose DeMarco/ACT-UP Philadelphia

GLOBAL HIV/AIDS ISSUES:
Amanda Lugg, African Services Committee

HEALTHCARE ISSUES & THE FINANCIAL SPECULATIVE TAX
Annette Gaudino, Health Care for the 99%/OWS
Sam Aldi,National Nurses United

 

ACT UP Chronology in Brief