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Lame Duck Session Update: Your Calls Are Working … Keep Them Coming!

December 8, 2018

12/7/2018 – Your calls are working! The Ohio Senate declined to vote on the Pastor “Protection” Act and the six-week abortion ban this week. If we keep up the pressure we can keep those votes at bay until the end of the Lame Duck session is over. Call your Senator again this weekend and let them know you are opposed to these dangerous bills.

Call Your State Senator: Pastor “Protection” Act Votes Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday

December 4, 2018

I have a quick update for you on the dangerous Pastor “Protection” Act—it’s scheduled for a vote this week! We need your help to stop […]

Equitas Health To Launch Statewide HIV Awareness Campaign On December 1

December 4, 2018

11/27/2018 – Equitas Health is commemorating the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day by launching the HIV awareness campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U). Using this as an opportunity to both continue the fight against HIV while also supporting those living with HIV, Equitas Health is one of 780+ health organizations worldwide to sign a scientific consensus stating that there is no risk of sexual transmission of HIV from a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load.

Lame Duck Session Update and Action Alert: Call Your Ohio Senators this Weekend!

November 30, 2018

11/30/2018 – Advocacy Manager Katy Shanahan has a quick update for you on the Ohio Senate’s Lame Duck session. Call your Senators today and ask them to vote NO on the Pastor “Protection” Act and the Six Week Abortion Ban and Stand Your Ground Bills. Ask them to vote YES on the Patient Drug Price Disclosure Bill. Radical bills become laws during Lame Duck sessions because legislators are counting on us voters not to pay attention. Help us prove them wrong—call your Senators today!

World AIDS Day 2018: What It Will Take to End the HIV Epidemic

November 30, 2018

11/30/2018 – A message from President & CEO Bill Hardy: December 1, World AIDS Day, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. This World AIDS Day, I’m excited to make two announcements about Equitas Health’s commitment to the fight against HIV.

Hearing for Pastor Protection Act Thursday, November 29: Call your state Senator today!

November 26, 2018

11/26/2018 – The Ohio Senate is moving quickly on the Pastor Protection Act and we need your help to stop it. As a reminder, HB 36 would allow ministers to refuse to preside over marriages that are contrary to their religious beliefs and would allow “religious societies” to refuse to host such marriages on their property. The bill would codify discrimination in Ohio law by allowing undefined “religious societies” to deny public accommodations to people, like LGBTQ Ohioans, under the guise of religious freedom.

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