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AMSA Advocacy News
Cancer Patient Arrested at Rep. Polis’ Capitol Hill Office, Protesting TPP
Today, a cancer patient – supported by health professionals (including AMSA EAF Matt Moy) and friends and family of people with cancer – was arrested as she blocked the entrance to Representative Jared Polis’ (D-Colo.) Capitol Hill office, demanding that the congressman take a stand against the ‘death sentence’ imposed by the expansion of medicine monopolies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
AMSA EAF Participates in Twitter Town Hall on Zika
Last week our Education & Advocacy Fellow Matt Moy participated in a Twitter Town Hall hosted by the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Zika. Through Matt, AMSA was able to participate directly in the conversation multiple times, asking pressing questions.
AMSA Urges SD Governor to Veto HB1008
AMSA has submitted a letter to Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota urging the him to act to protect the students of South Dakota from unnecessary risks and harm to their health and well-being by vetoing House Bill 1008. The bill is an unnecessarily discriminatory act that will directly threaten the health and safety of transgender youth in South Dakota and will set a dangerous precedent for transgender youth in other states.
AMSA Joins the call to #EndTheBan on Gun Violence Research
On December 2, AMSA joined Doctors for America as they delivered to Capitol Hill over 2,000 signatures from physicians in all 50 states plus D.C. urging Congress to lift the ban on CDC/NIH gun violence research. Gun violence is a public health crisis in America, and our leaders in Congress should not be blocking vital research that can save lives.
AMSA Joins Press Conference Opposing TPP 11/13/2015
Physicians and physicians-in-training from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will join activists from Health Global Access Project and TradeJustice New York Metro on Friday, November 13 in front of Pfizer’s world headquarters for a press conference focused on threats to access to health within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
AMSA Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal
On October 5th the final round of negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership were concluded in Atlanta, GA. With this, 12 countries making up 40% of the world’s GDP have agreed to endanger the health of patients around the globe by limiting access to medicines and increasing the reach of corporations into the public sphere. This event marks the beginning of the final step toward fast-track adoption of the agreement. As this bad deal now heads to Congress, we must act to fully expose the details of this trade agreement to the American public, strengthen the already vigorous grassroots opposition, and stop it.