Keeping a Promise and Fighting for the End of AIDS in the Age of Trump

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I fear for the future, and that is why I am restating and renewing my promise to Eddie.

With Donald Trump and Mike Pence heading to the White House in January, I am deeply concerned that the progress we have made will be reversed. While the President-elect has no experience fighting AIDS, the Vice President-elect unfortunately has a mixed track record at best. Shockingly, during his 2000 congressional campaign, Pence expressed support for discredited therapies to treat people who love people of the same gender. And, while he was the Governor of Indiana, he allowed an HIV outbreak among drug users to turn into a public health crisis before he finally issued an executive order to allow syringe exchanges.

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President and CEO of American Jewish World Service. Working at the intersection of Jewish values and global concerns. Traveling the world and playing the piano

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Robert Bank

Robert Bank

President and CEO of American Jewish World Service. Working at the intersection of Jewish values and global concerns. Traveling the world and playing the piano