HIV/AIDS Activist Peter Staley Feels “Used And Abused” After Meeting With Bernie Sanders’ Campaign
by Dan TracerMay 27, 2016
Feeling used and abused by the Sanders campaign right now. They just issued a press release making it sound like our meeting was about his endorsement of AHF’s drug pricing ballot initiative in CA. Senator Sanders never brought the issue up during our meeting. WE brought it up near the end, only to tell him that we had been flooded with messages from all the leading AIDS organizations in CA with deep concerns about AHF’s initiative — they are worried it could actually negatively impact access to AIDS drugs. Those groups have tried to reach the campaign with these concerns but had hit a brick wall. We asked Sanders to designate someone in his campaign to talk with these groups, and he agreed to this. WE DID NOT ENDORSE AHF’S INITIATIVE. His campaign should not have issued a press release implying this was a major topic of discussion at the meeting, and that there was general agreement on the Senator’s position on this. Anything but.”HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley in a Facebook post after meeting with Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Head here to read the press release Staley refers to. To find out more about AHF’s California initiative, head here.
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