Kaye Hayes, the council's executive director, confirmed in a statement Friday that the remaining members had received a letter saying the administration was ending their appointments. 'Dangerous that #Trump and Co.
The council, whose members are not paid, has advised the White House on HIV/AIDS policies for more than two decades, specifically offering recommendations on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, a five-year plan responding to the epidemic.
The group is created to include "doctors, members of industry, members of the community and, very importantly, people living with HIV", said Scott Schoettes, an attorney with the LGBT rights organization Lambda Legal.
Patrick Sullivan, a professor and epidemiologist at Emory University, and Oliver Clyde Allen III, an author and pastor at The Vision Church of Atlanta, were both appointed to the council by President Obama.
"It is common for appointees to be terminated and for folks to kind of want their own people in", Maldonado said. The Obama administration dismissed the George W. Bush administration appointees to PACHA in order to bring in new voices.
County reclaims lead in new employment report
The EDD report stated the labor force in Stanislaus County was at 245,500, with 230,300 employed and 15,200 unemployed. Crook County: The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent in October.
The council, called PACHA for short, was set up by Bill Clinton and is supposed to provide advice and direction on policy and other aspects of AIDS prevention.
A notice on the Federal Register says the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations for new council members.
Maldonado cited a recent Washington Post report which said that the Trump administration ordered the Centers for Disease Control to avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year's budget. But the jettisoned members are also encouraged to reapply to the new council, which will begin in 2018.
The group includes "doctors, members of industry, members of the community and, very importantly, people living with HIV", Scott Schoettes, a lawyer with the LGBT rights organization Lambda Legal, told The Post. "Every organization serving people living with HIV and fighting to end this epidemic must galvanize their networks of clients, staff, and volunteers to resist and fight back against these unsafe HIV policy decisions", he added. The Republican-controlled Congress has thus far continued to fund these programs at previous levels.
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