Activists Arrested Protesting N.Y. Governor's AIDS Housing Veto
Five AIDS activists were arrested Thursday morning, September 23, after a die-in protest that blocked the entrance to New York Governor David Paterson's Manhattan office, according to a press release from the New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN). Seventy-five others performed a die-in out in the street. The activists were protesting the governor's Saturday veto of a bill that would have limited rent contributions for clients of HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) to 30 percent of their disability income. Activists attribute the veto to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and claim that he lied regarding the costs of the bill.
Click here for more about NYCAHN, and click here to read POZ Editor-in-Chief Regan Hofmann's blog post about the bill.