Monthly Archives: August 2016

2PreserveLA Submits 100K Voter Signatures on Development Ballot Measure in L.A.

Backers submit 103,922 City of Los Angeles voter signatures in support of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative for the March 2017 Citywide ballot—far more than the 61,486 valid signatures needed to qualify. LOS ANGELES (August 24, 2016) The Coalition to Preserve L.A. and backers of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, today turned in 103,922 voter signatures in…

Committee Sues Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, Over Voter Signatures on Drug Price Ballot Measure

Legal action, filed as a Complaint in Original Action in Mandamus with the Supreme Court of Ohio today, seeks to restore voter signatures in support of a ballot measure to lower drug prices for state programs that the citizens’ committee backing the measure allege were improperly invalidated by Secretary Husted. The Court had previously dismissed,…

AHF: FL Officials Forcing Removal of Zika Billboards is “Outrageous” and “Counter-productive” to Growing Public Health Threat

FT LAUDERDALE (August 17, 2016) Despite a growing outbreak of confirmed Zika virus cases in South Florida, local officials from the office of Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) moved this week to remove billboards paid for by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to promote the…

NYT: As NY Fights Zika Virus, Officials Turn Their Focus To Sex

Source: The New York Times Article By: Marc Santora and Samantha Schmidt One by one, the women paraded into the research center in Midtown Manhattan. There were about 40 of them, pregnant or of reproductive age, brought together by New York City health officials for focus-group sessions in English and Spanish. They were there to…

AHF Meningitis Vaccine Billboards Go Up: It’s “Just a Prick”

In response to a current outbreak of meningitis in Southern California that is disproportionately affecting gay men, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is launching ‘Just a Prick,’ a new billboard advocacy and awareness campaign targeting Los Angeles area gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) with a message about the importance of meningitis vaccinations,…

AHF Rolls Out Zika Awareness Billboards in South Florida Touting Condoms’ Role in Prevention

As CDC issues unprecedented travel warning for a Miami neighborhood after a handful of Zika infections were found in individuals who had been bitten and infected by local mosquitoes, AHF launches new billboard advocacy campaign touting the role of condoms in possible prevention of Zika transmission. FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On the heels of news…

Mina Meyer, Co-Founder of AIDS Hospice Committee & AIDS Hospice Foundation and Longtime LGBT Advocate, Dies at 76

Mina Meyer, Aids Hospice Committee & Foundation, AHF, LGBT and Elder Advocate

Mina Meyer, a cutting-edge, pioneering LGBT and AIDS activist, has died at the age of 76 in Long Beach, California. A longtime force in Southern California’s LGBT and AIDS movements, she leaves behind a towering legacy of compassion and service. Meyer grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Los Angeles in 1963. In 1971,…