2019 was a year of significant progress against HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). We shaped policy and legislation to end these conditions, secured increased funding to do so at various levels of government, and stood up for the rights of affected communities. Now, the novel coronavirus pandemic is changing the way all of us work.
At TAG, we’re applying our evidence-driven, community-oriented, and human rights-based activism to improve the COVID-19 response. We are finding new allies and advocacy tactics to press on with the core of our work—pushing for an end to HIV, TB, and HCV—amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
To advance more lifesaving work in 2020, we’re thrilled to announce a matching gift challenge from four of our generous Board members. We know these are hard times, but if you’re able to give, please do so. No amount is too small. Every contribution received by August 1, 2020 will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact, and bringing us closer to our $40,000 goal. Purchases of TAG’s limited art editions will also count towards this goal. In recognition of the importance of giving at this time of unpredictable funding, and in keeping with our tremendous gratitude to our supporters, we’ll be honoring all donors to this campaign on the new About COVID-19 page.
While this pandemic is different in many ways from the three diseases at the core of our mission, we’re reminded of the darkness of the early years of the AIDS epidemic. But we also feel hope and courage. We know that the deep expertise we and our partners have built over the years can help today, and that we’re backed by your support.
Thank you for your solidarity and dedication to the work ahead.