AHF Advocacy

Welcome to AHF Advocacy’s digital action center! This is where we post important advocacy updates that need your support. Getting involved is easy. Simply follow the steps in the form, and call, tweet, or email your representatives in a few clicks.

It takes minutes to make a world of difference. AHF has a long history of fighting, and winning, many battles in the name of human rights and we couldn’t have had these successes without your support. Scroll down to start making a difference today!

AHF Advocacy

Welcome to AHF Advocacy’s digital action center! This is where we post important advocacy updates that need your support. Getting involved is easy. Simply follow the steps in the form, and call, tweet, or email your representatives in a few clicks.

It takes minutes to make a world of difference. AHF has a long history of fighting, and winning, many battles in the name of human rights and we couldn’t have had these successes without your support. Scroll down to start making a difference today!

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Stay Away From 'Don't Say Gay' and Anti-Trans Bills!

School should be a safe place to learn, make friends, and explore interests, but for many LGBTQ+ students, school often means bullying, harassment, and erasure. Schools are becoming a cultural battleground, with onerous restrictions on curriculum, sex education, even the availability of LGBTQ+ books. Across the country, bills that put limitations on discussing LGBTQ+ issues, adresseing LGBTQ+ health, correctly gendering transgender students and even requiring mandatory outings by teachers and administrators to parents are being introduced regularly. These efforts are making schools unsafe for LGBTQ+ students.

In addition, many lawmakers continue to threaten the livelihoods of transgender people and their families. In states across the country, policymakers are attempting to ban transgender youth from accessing affirming healthcare that they need, and participating in school athletics. Transgender youth, like all youth, have the best chance to thrive when they are supported and able to access the health care they need. Discriminatory efforts like these make our healthcare system even more opaque and inaccessible than it already is.

Furthermore, these horrible bills put our youth at risk for acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Making matters worse, bills such as these also target young people of color by denying teachers the opportunity to teach the documented history of our state and country. It would halt legitimate historic discussion and public health prevention education to keep our kids safe and healthy.

Please join us today in writing to your state legislators to tell them you don't want to see these bills in your state.

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Stay Away From 'Don't Say Gay' and Anti-Trans Bills!

School should be a safe place to learn, make friends, and explore interests, but for many LGBTQ+ students, school often means bullying, harassment, and erasure. Schools are becoming a cultural battleground, with onerous restrictions on curriculum, sex education, even the availability of LGBTQ+ books. Across the country, bills that put limitations on discussing LGBTQ+ issues, adresseing LGBTQ+ health, correctly gendering transgender students and even requiring mandatory outings by teachers and administrators to parents are being introduced regularly. These efforts are making schools unsafe for LGBTQ+ students.

In addition, many lawmakers continue to threaten the livelihoods of transgender people and their families. In states across the country, policymakers are attempting to ban transgender youth from accessing affirming healthcare that they need, and participating in school athletics. Transgender youth, like all youth, have the best chance to thrive when they are supported and able to access the health care they need. Discriminatory efforts like these make our healthcare system even more opaque and inaccessible than it already is.

Furthermore, these horrible bills put our youth at risk for acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Making matters worse, bills such as these also target young people of color by denying teachers the opportunity to teach the documented history of our state and country. It would halt legitimate historic discussion and public health prevention education to keep our kids safe and healthy.

Please join us today in writing to your state legislators to tell them you don't want to see these bills in your state.

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Tell US Congress to Support New Legislation to Hold PBMs Accountable for Abusive Behaviors

Urge your US Senators to cosponsor and support the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 sponsored by US Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Charles Grassley (R-IA).

Tell your Senators to support this bill because it empowers the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase drug pricing transparency and hold PBMs accountable for unfair and deceptive practices that drive up the costs of prescription drugs at the expense of consumers.

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Tell US Congress to Support New Legislation to Hold PBMs Accountable for Abusive Behaviors

Urge your US Senators to cosponsor and support the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 sponsored by US Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Charles Grassley (R-IA).

Tell your Senators to support this bill because it empowers the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase drug pricing transparency and hold PBMs accountable for unfair and deceptive practices that drive up the costs of prescription drugs at the expense of consumers.

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Make Vaccine Access a Priority

While the Biden Administration is to be applauded for its initial steps toward a quick and equitable vaccine distribution, we need to do more, including the funding necessary, to meet the scale of the global crisis while saving lives, crushing the virus everywhere, and reinforcing America’s place as a leader in ending this deadly pandemic.

Please, take a moment right now to help encourage your members of Congress to push for more action on vaccine distribution. Lives are at stake!

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Make vaccine access a priority!

While the Biden Administration is to be applauded for its initial steps toward a quick and equitable vaccine distribution, we need to do more, including the funding necessary, to meet the scale of the global crisis while saving lives, crushing the virus everywhere, and reinforcing America’s place as a leader in ending this deadly pandemic.

Please, take a moment right now to help encourage your members of Congress to push for more action on vaccine distribution. Lives are at stake!

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Support the 340B Program Today

The 340B Drug Discount Program is central to the mission of many organizations in providing healthcare and services to people in need. The greedy pharmaceutical industry is constantly trying to find ways to strangle and restrict 340B - despite how well it works!

We are asking members of Congress to take a stand on 340B. We cannot allow pharma to continue to make unethical and illegal changes to this life-saving program. We want them to join a bipartisan bloc of their colleagues in asking the Biden administration to take bold and immediate action against pharma now.

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Support the 340B Program Today

For the past 25 years, 340B has helped provide low-cost medications and better health outcomes for millions of Americans and the non-profit clinics and hospitals that serve them. The 340B Program costs taxpayers nothing and is working as intended. Take action now and tell congress to Let 340B!

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Thank the President for His Waiver of COVID-19 Vaccine Patents 

With the devastating spread of COVID-19, AHF asked that President Biden waive the patents on the COVID-19 vaccine. The world needs access to the vaccine if we are going to make meaningful change in the global fight against COVID-19.

AHF advocated and Joe Biden listened. In a recent decision, President Biden supported the temporary Tripps waiver for COVID-19 patents at the World Trade Organization, granting much needed access to the vaccine for countries around the world. This is a meaningful and necessary step to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Please take a moment to send a message of gratitude to President Biden. It only takes a few minutes to send a message, but will show the president how his actions were well received on this issue.

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Thank the President for His Waiver of COVID-19 Vaccine Patents 

With the devastating spread of COVID-19, AHF asked that President Biden waive the patents on the COVID-19 vaccine. The world needs access to the vaccine if we are going to make meaningful change in the global fight against COVID-19.

AHF advocated and Joe Biden listened. In a recent decision, President Biden supported the temporary Tripps waiver for COVID-19 patents at the World Trade Organization, granting much needed access to the vaccine for countries around the world. This is a meaningful and necessary step to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Please take a moment to send a message of gratitude to President Biden. It only takes a few minutes to send a message, but will show the president how his actions were well received on this issue.