The New York State legislature is considering landmark legislation that would require clinics and hospitals to offer hepatitis C testing to all people born from 1945 through 1965 — “baby boomers” — in accordance with new CDC guidelines. Your help is needed! Please take a few minutes to send a letter to your State Senator asking for their support. Learn more.
If I took a lot of condoms, they would arrest me. If I took a few or only one, I would run out and not be able to protect myself. How many times have I had unprotected sex because I was afraid of carrying condoms? Many times.
–Anastasia L., sex worker (Human Rights Watch)
Harm Reduction Coalition strongly supports AB 336 (Ammiano), that would ensure that possession of one or more condoms shall not be used as evidence of soliciting or engaging in prostitution. Please send a letter to your state legislators in support.
Despite our success with decreasing heroin overdose deaths, prescription opioid overdoses continue to rise, making overdose the leading cause of accidental death. Harm Reduction Coalition has been working with Rep Tom Ammiano to expand naloxone distribution in California through legislation (AB 635 – Overdose Treatment Liability Act) that would encourage health care providers to begin prescribing naloxone to patients on chronic opioid pain medications as well as expand the pilot liability protection for programs and people who use naloxone statewide. If you are a California resident, please send a letter to your representatives in support of AB 635. You can edit the letter or send it as written.
Harm Reduction Coalition has been working with allies in Nevada to promote expanded syringe access through legislation (NV SB 410) that would legalize syringe access programs and decriminalize syringes for both public health and public safety reasons. If you are a Nevada resident, please consider sending a letter to your Nevada legislators in support of NV SB 410. Your voice is essential to our campaign!