What Does President Trump Mean to the HIV Community?
Thursday, Nov 17th @ 11:00 AM
NASTAD, 444 North Capitol NW, Room 285
Call-in information will be sent prior to the meeting

Meeting Objective: To begin a conversation on what a Trump administration means to the HIV community.  To protect the gains we’ve made in the past eight years and to continue fighting for what is necessary to end new HIV infections.  These conversations will include key research and items that need immediate action and suggestions for a longer-term organizing strategy. 
This is a closed session for the community. No press, the meeting is off the record.  This is a confidential space.

One meeting cannot meet everyone’s needs, this meeting will focus on the domestic HIV agenda.  Many movements are also holding meetings, hopefully, participants can share the intersectionality between our work and other allied movements.  
Finally, the conference call number previously shared could not handle the number of RSVPs.  As a result, a new phone number will be emailed out on Thursday at 10 AM.  If you did not RSVP, you will not get the new number.  This is also how we will monitor who is on the call and in the room.  RSVP to Tara Barnes (  Lunch will be served.
11:00 AM   Welcome & Introductions
David Harvey (NCSD

11:15 AM  Lay of the Land
Session Objective: To establish a shared understanding of possible actions from Congress and the Obama Administration between now and January 20th and what could occur in the first 100 days of the Trump Administration.
Session Outcome: Make lists of key research and action for next few weeks. 
Moderator:  Ann Lefert (NASTAD) and David Harvey (NCSD)
Panelists: Rachelle Johnson (Podesta Group); Ellen Nissenbaum (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities); Andrea Weddle and Carmel Shachar (HIV Health Care Access Work Group co-chairs) (all invited, but not confirmed)

  • Latest Intelligence
  • FY 17 Budget Update
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Drug Pricing Efforts
  • National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • Domestic HIV programs
  • Reconciliation
  • Q&A
12:15 PM   Lunch 

12:30 PM   Transition Team Issues

Session Objectives: To gather as much “insider information” as possible to inform our actions moving forward.
Session Outcomes: Establish a process to engage with the transition team and to brainstorm names to give to transition team on key positions of interest
Moderator: Emily McCloskey (NASTAD) and Ronald Johnson (AIDS United)
Panelist: Human Rights Campaign lobbyist; Bill Corr (Waxman Group); (all invited, but not confirmed)
  • White House Office of National AIDS Policy
  • Global AIDS Ambassador
  • Secretary of HHS
  • HUD Secretary
  • Secretary of State
  • Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Head of CDC, HRSA, NIH, SAMHSA
  • Q&A  
1:30 PM  Working With Previous Administrations 
Session Objectives: Discuss key hurdles and successes faced by the HIV community working with previous Administration, acknowledging differences in the situation we now face. 
Moderator: Moises Agosto (NMAC) and Bill McColl (AIDS United)
Panelists: Connie Garner (Foley Hoag); Laura Hanen (NACCHO); Tim Westmoreland (Georgetown Law); Ernest Hopkins (SFAF) (all invited, but not confirmed)

2:30 PM  Where Do We Go from Here?
Session Objectives: To discuss the best way for the HIV community to move forward in concert with other movements
Session Outcomes: Establish key objectives for upcoming meetings and action days
Moderator: Christine Campbell (AIDS United) and Matthew Rose (NMAC)
Panelists: Jeff Crowley (Georgetown University); Joe O’Neill; Jen Kates (KFF); Jaron Benjamin (Housing Works); Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); Guillermo Chacon (LCOA); Kelsey Louie (GMHC) (all invited, but not confirmed)
  • Intersecting Movements
  • FAPP Meeting/FAPP Transition Document
  • National HIV PrEP Summit
  • AIDS Watch
  • USCA
  • Q&A

The groups calling and organizing this first meeting understand that there are many agencies who need to be on this agenda and to be organizing future meetings.  This is a place to start.  We support all efforts within the HIV movement as well as with allied partners. 
It is also important to monitor communications and not put all of our strategies and/or vulnerabilities out for the world at large.  Unfortunately, we cannot control who gets these memos.  Just because it’s not written on this agenda, don’t assume it won’t be discussed.  We recommend that all agencies do an internal audit of their communications.  Messages that worked during the Obama administration may be problematic with the new President. 

Yours in the struggle,
David Harvey
Paul Kawata
Jesse Milan
AIDS United
Murray Penner


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