Syringe Exchange Protest in New Jersey 1/8/99

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On Tuesday, January 12, at twelve noon, citizens of New Jersey and surrounding regions will gather on the steps of the State House in Trenton to protest Governor Christine Whitman's intractability on the issue of syringe exchange.  The protest will coincide with Whitman's State of the State address and will be sponsored by the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition, the New Jersey chapters of the National Organization for Women and American Civil Liberties Union, the New Jersey Collegiate Consortium for Health in Education, ACT-UP Philadelphia, and ACT-UP New York, among others.

New Jersey has the nation's third-highest rate of injection-related AIDS.

If you are in the area, please make an effort to attend this one-hour demonstration.  Donations to defray transportation and other expenses are welcome.  Checks can be made out the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition and sent to NJHRC, P.O. Box 1459, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.  For further information, call NJHRC at (732) 247-3242.

(Read the Health Emergency 1999 report by Dr. Dawn Day of the Dogwood Center -- http://www.drcnet.org/healthemergency/ -- for much more information on the impact of injection-related AIDS, particularly as it impacts minority communities.)

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