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About 60 New York City AIDS advocates on Sunday began a 265-mile walk to a national gathering that will be held in three weeks in Washington, D.C., The New York Times reports. The activists are part of the Campaign to End AIDS, a coalition of HIV-positive people and AIDS advocates that is demanding world leaders, particularly U.S. officials, exert the political will and commit the financial resources to stop the AIDS pandemic in the United States and abroad.
The New York City activists will walk through parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia before joining up with other caravans of activists from nine other cities for a series of rallies and lobbying events with lawmakers in the nation's capital from November 5 to November 8. "It gives us a chance to spread the word in all kinds of cities and towns along the way," Charles King, president of New York's Housing Works, told The Times of the three-week walk from New York to Washington.
For more information about the caravans or the Campaign to End AIDS, go to www.c2ea.org. (Advocate.com)\