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SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA Announce Scholarships for HIV Is Not A Crime III

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Ken Pinkela, ken.pinkela@seroproject.com or Jennie Smith-Camejo jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org November 1, 2017: Sero Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA are thrilled to announce the opening of scholarship applications for HIV Is Not A Crime III National Training Academy, being [...]

Today Is Our 4th Annual Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV. Here’s What You Can Do.

October 23, 2017 Did you know? Women living with HIV are twice as likely to experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and five times as likely to experience lifetime sexual assault as the general population of women. Data also shows that women of trans experience, [...]

Positive Women’s Network – USA Launches #PWNCares, an Interactive New Multimedia Series Connecting Women with HIV and Addressing Their Biggest Challenges

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** October 13, 2017 Contact: Jennie Smith-Camejo, jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org, 347.553.5174 The new initiative, featuring a series of short videos in which real women living with HIV address important topics, followed by virtual coffee table chats offering real-time conversation and Q&A, will launch [...]

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** October 6, 2017 CONTACT: Naina Khanna, naina.khanna.work@gmail.com, 510.681.1169 or Jennie Smith-Camejo, jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org, 347.553.5174 Sacramento, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV. Senate [...]

2017-11-17T20:55:42+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Criminalization, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PWNers Organize, Mobilize, Lead and WIN on Health Care!

September 28, 2017: In Washington, D.C., and in states across the country, PWN-USA members stood up and fought hard to protect the promise of the Affordable Care Act from the latest attack, the Graham-Cassidy bill. It was the worst of a [...]

2017-11-17T20:55:43+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Access to Care, AHCA, health care, human rights, Uncategorized|1 Comment

We Need One More "No" Vote to Save the ACA. ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Thursday, Sept. 21 ISSUE: It’s now or never. Senate Republicans have just over a week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the devastating Graham-Cassidy proposal is gaining steam, even though it will do exactly what previous repeal bills would [...]

Disparities in Health Outcomes, Barriers to Care Are About More Than Just Access

  Updated Sept. 10 September 8, United States Conference on AIDS, 2017. Washington, D.C.: Black men wait 32% longer to cross the street than white men, according to a study from Portland, Oregon. Males in their 20s, identically dressed, had very [...]

Here to Stay: #DefendDACA, Protect Immigrants Today

September 5, 2017: This country was built and continues to be sustained by immigrant love and labor. But today, the current administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, placing nearly 900,000 young immigrants, their families and loved [...]

2017-09-05T10:01:51+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do USCA with PWN-USA!

  August 31, 2017: Heading to the US Conference on AIDS 2017 next week? PWN members and allies will be in full effect! Our dynamic and fierce members will be sitting on panels and leading discussions in workshops and plenaries. Check out [...]

2017-08-31T12:36:58+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Resistance Recess Toolkit Has Lots of Ideas and Resources to Take Action This August Recess!

August 8: We did it! Through people power, we killed the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act! At least for now, and just by one vote. We have lots of work ahead of us. All members of Congress are home for the August [...]

500+ Constituents of All 52 Republican Senators to Occupy Capitol Hill Offices to Tell Them: "Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Us!"

Contact: Jennifer Flynn, Center for Popular Democracy, 917 517-5202  •  jflynn@populardemocracy.org Paul Davis, Housing Works, 202 817 0129 • p.davis@housingworks.org **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 19** 500+ CONSTITUENTS OF ALL 52 REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO OCCUPY CAPITOL HILL OFFICES TO TELL [...]

2017-07-17T08:44:17+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Us!": On Capitol Hill and at Home, PWN Members and Allies Take Action to Stop Trumpcare

https://youtu.be/R-LzjMv8g4M?list=PL_f4EC9X0Po9b9m_DsYnffk38IvYtqyzG July 12, 2017: This Monday, July 10, four PWN-USA members as well as a number of allies joined over 100 other constituents from 21 states in descending on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a very clear, explicit message for [...]

2017-07-12T10:01:39+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PWN-USA and SERO Project Announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy in Indianapolis

         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ken Pinkela: ken.pinkela@seroproject.com or Jennie Smith-Camejo: jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org May 15, 2017:  Building on the amazing success of the HIV Is Not a Crime II National Training Academy last year, the SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA are pleased [...]

2017-05-15T09:59:58+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Criminalization, Organizing Tools, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This May Day, Join the HIV Community Movement for Expanded Sanctuary

A Joint Statement from Counter Narrative Project, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Positive Women’s Network – USA, TransLatin@ Coalition, Treatment Action Group, the US People Living with HIV Caucus and Venas Abiertas Leer en español aquí no one leaves home unless [...]

Stop Zombie Trumpcare!

April 27, 2017: The House Freedom Caucus has officially endorsed a revised Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, delivering a fresh burst of momentum to the GOP's efforts to revive its stalled health care effort. Read more here. This new [...]

2017-04-27T09:39:33+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PWN-USA Rocks AIDSWatch 2017!

March 31: Earlier this week, over 600 advocates from 34 states and the District of Columbia descended upon Capitol Hill for the largest AIDSWatch yet; Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA) still made its mark. About 50 PWN-USA members participated in [...]

2017-03-31T12:58:02+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On #NWGHAAD, PWNers Assert and Celebrate #BodilyAutonomy

March 16, 2017: For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NWGHAAD), PWNers from coast to coast hosted and participated in events, in person and online, raising awareness and educating our communities about HIV and its impact on women and [...]

On #NWGHAAD, We Celebrate #BodilyAutonomy

March 10, 2017: Today is National Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day. In honor of the approximately 300,000 women living with HIV in the United States, please join Positive Women's Network - USA in asserting and celebrating the bodily autonomy of [...]

California Lawmakers Announce Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** February 6, 2017 CONTACT: Jason Howe, Equality California PHONE: 323-848-9801 MOBILE: 415-595-9245 EMAIL: jason@eqca.org Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Gloria Announce Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws Equality California, Positive Women’s Network – USA, ACLU and others join in [...]

2017-11-17T20:55:44+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Criminalization, HIV epidemic, human rights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#WhyWeMarch: Toward Liberation and Justice

Art by Jennifer Maravillas January 20, 2017: Today, a thin-skinned, authoritarian narcissist who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes is being sworn into the highest office in the United States, and arguably the most powerful position [...]

Honoring the Legacy of the Obama Administration on HIV

December 1, 2016: This #WorldAIDSDay, Positive Women’s Network - USA honors President Obama’s legacy in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic. Over the past eight years, the Obama Administration has advanced essential human rights protections for people living with HIV while ensuring [...]

Trans Resilience & Resistance in Changing Times

November 18, 2016: Transgender Day of Remembrance—or Transgender Day of Resilience, to give full credit to the power, strength, creativity and determination our brothers and sisters of trans experience have shown in the face of relentless persecution—is observed November 20 of [...]

I (Still) Believe that We Will Win.

November 15, 2016: Today, we grieve. Tomorrow, we fight. Resistance in the face of terror is nothing new for our communities. Our bodies are transgressive: Black, brown, and otherwise pigmented; queer; HIV-containing; border-crossing. Our bodies and those of our ancestors have [...]

Rest in Power, Patricia Williams

November 7, 2016: Positive Women's Network - USA is devastated by the sudden loss of our sister, PWN-USA Philadelphia co-chair Patricia Williams, who passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 4. Patricia, better known to many of her friends as Pattie, is mourned by [...]

2017-11-17T20:55:45+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Third Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV, PWN-USA Demands End to Criminalization & Other Forms of Structural Violence

OCTOBER 21: Women with HIV simultaneously live with the effects of trauma resulting from interpersonal, community, and institutional violence. Studies have shown that the lifelong and compounding effects of these different forms of violence may have consequences far deadlier than the [...]