Friday, March 21, 1997

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  • Local Campaign Finance Reform

    Lost in all the noise of the campaign finance scandals in
    Washington are the efforts of hundreds of grassroots organizations
    nationwide that are fighting to expose and reduce the influence of
    private money on political campaigns.

  • ACT UP Birthday and Protest of Drug Prices

    This March marks the 10th anniversary of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP. The founding of the direct action group was not only a watershed event in the 16-year history of the AIDS crisis, but it also had a profound effect on the social and political life of many people. On Monday, ACT UP’s official birthday, activists will descend on Wall Street for a national action demanding a reduction in the prices of AIDS drugs.

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