Congress Needs To ‘Continue Critical Funding For PEPFAR’
Huffington Post: Why I Met With President Obama and Testified Before the U.S. Congress
Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation
“[Wednesday], I had the great honor of meeting with President Obama along with my husband and the Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, David Furnish. And I had the honor of testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee to urge Congress to continue critical funding for PEPFAR, the President’s Plan for Emergency AIDS Relief. PEPFAR continues to be crucial in the fight against HIV/AIDS because it addresses the global need for access to life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention medications. It’s my hope that Congress holds steady in its commitment to PEPFAR, and ending this disease once and for all. Our work is not done. Below is what I told Congress earlier…” (5/6).