U.S. Democratic Leadership Must Show More Action To End AIDS
Huffington Post: Leadership to End AIDS — Cuomo’s Got It, Where’s Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?
Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist
“This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation’s capitol. [New York] Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. Meanwhile, in Washington, Mr. Cuomo’s fellow Democrats are flunking their leadership test … President Obama and former Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton both backed this call to end the AIDS crisis, but national financial commitments have continued to lag — raising the: question where is the national Democratic leadership?…” (7/1).