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NEWS ON THE FIGHT TO END HIV/AIDS, VIRAL HEPATITIS, AND TUBERCULOSIS

TAGline Spring 2017

A LUTA CONTINUA!

By Tim Horn

With every major election, particularly one that secures or fortifies Republican control of the White House, Senate, or House of Representatives, a certain amount of worry and strategy realignment is to be expected from public health activists and civil society. Following one of the biggest upsets in political history, in which Donald Trump rode a wave of populist and nationalist sentiments to become the 45th president of the United States and all but guaranteed a right-wing trifecta, the concern among health justice leaders has been unprecedented.

TAG remains committed to the capacity building, coalition strengthening, and direct advocacy required to maintain forward momentum in a federal political climate that isn’t merely indifferent to public health, but is ultimately hostile to its efforts and the communities that it benefits.

In the April 2017 issue of TAGline, we chart the course ahead and touch on some of our overarching priorities in the coming months and years:

Although the challenges now go broader and deeper than ever before, we stand stronger than ever in a fight that has yielded monumental victories in the past and will continue to do so in the future. A luta continua, a vitória é certa.