Hillary Clinton will meet with activists in New York City to discuss her agenda on HIV-AIDS issues.
Writing for Poz magazine, activist Peter Staley said that Clinton accepted an invitation to meet with AIDS activists in response to a letter from a national coalition of advocates, asking the presidential candidate to discuss how she could strengthen her program.
The letter reads as follows:
I'm writing in response to the community letter you and others sent on March 14, 2016 inviting Secretary Clinton to meet with the HIV and AIDS community to discuss how we can continue to work together to achieve our shared goal of an AIDS-free generation. As you know, the Secretary has fought for decades to combat HIV and AIDS, and she has included it as a priority issue in her campaign.
Secretary Clinton is delighted to accept your invitation and is available to meet on May 13th in New York City to discuss how we can build on this agenda. We look forward to working with you to determine a convenient time, location, and list of participants for this meeting. To encourage an intimate, policy-focused discussion, our preference is to limit attendance to 12-15 participants.
On behalf of Secretary Clinton and everyone at Hillary for America, thank you for your leadership in helping to organize this meeting. Dominic [Lowell, LGBT Outreach Director] and I are eager to work with you to invite a diverse group of leaders to participate, and would appreciate you conveying our thanks to the other signatories of the letter.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Clinton was criticized for praising Nancy Reagan for starting "a national conversation [on AIDS] when before, nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it," even though Reagan did nothing of the sort. Clinton later apologized for her statements in a tweet.
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