Videos from FCAA's 2017 AIDS Philanthropy Summit, September 18-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit:

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FCAA Summit Day One Part 2- Advocacy Works Plenary

The past six months of the Trump agenda have presented constant challenges to our work. However, one bright spot has been the advocacy successes that have helped to keep pressure on the U.S. Administration, mitigate funding cuts and avoid several potentially catastrophic policy decisions.

This panel will help us to recognize some of these critical successes, and to discuss what’s needed to fight some of the uphill battles to come. It will also examine why continued investment in advocacy is crucial to maintaining progress in our efforts to prevent new HIV infections and to continue to scale up treatment. Special emphasis will be placed on the political fall-out/impact on family planning and women’s issues.

Discussion will focus on key issues including:
• House repudiation of the presidential budget
• What to expect from the Senate
• Prepping for the FY19 budget
• Family planning & women’s issues
• Global Fund replenishment
• ACA repeal

This session is part of FCAA’s ongoing Advocacy Network series. The Network was launched in January 2017 with key partners—including amfAR, NASTAD, NMAC, Friends of the Global Fight, Open Society Foundations, American Jewish World Service, and the Kaiser Family Foundation—to regularly convene funders and experts to discuss the rapidly changing political landscape, and its impact on HIV/AIDS policy and funding.

Moderator: Chris Collins, Friends of the Global Fight.

• Kenyon Farrow, Treatment Action Group
• Caitlin Horrigan, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
• Thomas La Salvia, End AIDS Coalition.

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