FPC Testimony & Statements
Frannie Peabody Center provides and/or contributes to testimony for legislative action that has an impact on our clients and the community we serve. Below are some recent examples of statements made by FPC staff on behalf of the agency.
Maine HIV Advisory Committee
The Maine HIV Advisory Committee was established to advise the Governor, federal and private sector agencies, officials and committees, provide annual assessments on the emerging needs of the HIV-affected community, and report on the status of HIV in the state. The committee is made up of advocates, community-based and medical providers, state representatives, and members of the HIV-affected community.
Current Executive Members: Kent Wotton (co-Chair), Donna Galluzzo, (FPC, co-Chair), Vanessa Macoy, (FPC, Secretary)
Maine News & Issues
Portland Press Herald: Legislature votes to spend $6.6 million more a year to help uninsured in opioid struggle (4/5/18)
Portland Press Herald: Dozens testify on bill to ban the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ on minors in Maine (2/14/18)
Maine Beacon: MaineCare Reimbursement Cuts Would Sever Lifeline for Mentally Ill (3/13/17)
MPBN: Opponents Decry Proposed Cuts to DHHS in LePage’s Budget (2/21/17)
National & Global HIV/AIDS News
The Hill: CDC director: US could end AIDS epidemic in three to seven years (3/30/18)
National Minority AIDS Council: Nations Leading HIV & STD Organizations Oppose Formation of New “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” at HHS (1/19/18)
Washington Blade: Pelosi: Trump budget would hurt people with HIV/AIDS (9/7/17)
New York Times: Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives (5/23/17)
AIDS United: Tell Congress to Reject Proposed Cuts to HIV/AIDS Services in the Federal Budget (5/23/17)