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Minority Aids Council Profiles "Who's In Charge"

Analysis provided by the National Minority Aids Council (NMAC):

WASHINGTON - As the Republicans prepare to take control of the House of Representatives, the balance of power is shifting in Washington, DC.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has made his appointments for the Repulican leadership, so we share with you the confirmed appointees (updated from our previous message).

For those in the AIDS movement, its critical that we identify the key players and prepare to make the case that continuing and expanding federal funding for AIDS programs is not only good for the country, but also for their home states.


Congressman John Boehner (R-OH)
Incoming Speaker of the House


BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- Ohio has 16,537 People Living with HIV/AIDS 
- 49% of People With HIV/AIDS (PWAs) in Ohio are African American 
- 5% are Hispanic/Latino
- Less 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- Less 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

- 35% of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) clients in Ohio are African American 
- 3% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.5% are American Indian/Alaska Native


Ohio currently has 328 PWAs on an ADAP Waiting List.  They also have a reduced formulary and lowered financial eligibility to 300% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (disenrolled 257 clients).  Finally, they disenrolled approximately 861 clients based on new medical criteria. 



Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Incoming Majority Leader
 

BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

-Virginia has 22,997 People Living with HIV/AIDS 
- 61% of PWAs in Virginia are African American 
- 5% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- Less 1% American Indian/Alaska Native

- 53% of ADAP clients in Virginia are African American
- 9% Hispanic/Latino
- 1% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native 

Virginia established an ADAP Waiting List and a reduced formulary 



Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Incoming Chair of House Appropriations Committee 
 

BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- Kentucky has 2,566 people living with AIDS 
- 31% of PWAs in Kentucky are African American 
- 6% are Latino
- <1% are Asian/Pacific Islander

- <1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

- 28% of ADAP clients in Kentucky are African American 
- 6% are Latino
- <1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- <1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

Kentucky has reduced its ADAP corollary.



 
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Incoming Chair of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee


BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- California has 109,014 People Living with HIV/AIDS 
- 18.7% of PWAs are African American
- 30.5% are Hispanic/Latino
- 3.5% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.5% are American Indian/Alaska Native 

- 12% of ADAP clients in California are African American 
- 39% are Hispanic/Latino
- 3% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.3% are American Indian/Alaska Native 



Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Incoming Chair of House Committee on the Budget
 

BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- Wisconsin has 7,198 People Living with HIV/AIDS
- 38% of PWAs in Wisconsin are African American 
- 11% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

- 32% of ADAP clients in Wisconsin are African American 
- 20% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.9% are American Indian/Alaska Native 



Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR)
Incoming Chair of House Energy and Commerce Committee 

BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- Oregon has 5,001 People Living with HIV/AIDS 
- 7 % of PWAs in Oregon are African American 
- 11% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- <1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

- 7% of ADAP clients are African American 
- 16% are Hispanic/Latino
- 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- <1% are American Indian/Alaska Native



Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI)
Incoming Chair of House Ways and Means Committee


BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

- Michigan has 14,781 People Living with HIV/AIDS 
- 59% of PWAs in Michigan are African American
- 4% are Hispanic/Latino
- Less 1% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- Less 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native

- 39% of ADAP clients in Michigan are African American 
- 7% are Hispanic/Latino
- 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.2% are American Indian/Alaska Native 



About NMAC

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has advanced its mission, “to develop leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS,” since 1987 through individualized capacity building assistance; technical assistance trainings; public policy education programs; national and regional conferences; treatment and research education programs; online and printed resource materials; and a website:http://www.nmac.org/. 

The agency also serves as a membership association for its constituents – AIDS service organizations and minority faith- and community-based organizations delivering HIV/AIDS services in communities of color – and advocates on their behalf in Washington, DC. 


STORY TAGS: BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICANS, HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



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