At a time when we can see the end of the AIDS epidemic, Senator Lindsey Graham has the most power to fully fund the fight against AIDS. Senator Graham could be the champion we need. He has been a big proponent of PEPFAR in his role as chair of the Appropriations Committee and one of the reasons he supports PEPFAR is because the money and resources go to people who need it, not bureaucrats. He rightly believes this is an investment in national security, and by supporting vulnerable communities abroad, we are making those communities stronger, and less likely to be led into extremist groups. He has said of global AIDS funding that, “This (PEPFAR) is a great example of Republicans and Democrats doing something great for the country."
Join us in calling on Senator Graham to allocate a $700 million increase to PEPFAR for FY18 through his role as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. This increase will keep us on track to end the global AIDS epidemic by 2030. If we don’t act now, we will lose this window of opportunity to reach an AIDS free generation.