Atlanta Out Loud

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

|| 4:30:22 PM
AIDS Organization Declines Federal Funding, Citing Too Many Strings Attached.
I must have missed this a few days ago when it was announced. Federal funding of domestic AIDS initiatives is in a sad state of affairs. As much as that angers the hell out of me, good for Vermont CARES for telling the federal government, "Thanks, but your bullshit restrictions, none-of-your-business policies, and head-in-the-sand abstinence-only educational requirements are simply not worth the price for your "free" money. Vermont CARES is probably one of the most effective state HIV/AIDS organizations in the country. I can only imagine the struggling debates they had over this decision. Sometimes non-profits have to look beyond the dollars and simply do what is right to fulfill their mission. Vermont CARES did exactly that. Frankly, I'd be more inclined to give to Vermont CARES than our very own AID Atlanta -- a misguided organization if there ever was one.
http://atlantaoutloud.blogspot.com/2004/09/43022-pmaids-organization-declines.html
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