(DNAINFO) Danielle Tcholakian — Activists and advocates from dozens of organizations crowded City Hall‘s steps Thursday to press the mayor and the City Council to chip in $10 million to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s “blueprint” to end AIDS by the year 2020.
Cuomo presented his blueprint to much fanfare outside the LGBT Center in the West Village on April 29, after pressure from activists frustrated that he had done nothing since he received the plan from his task force in January.
(The blueprint, produced by a task force of experts impaneled by the governor, isavailable online.)
“This is a historic moment and we’re hoping the city will rise to the occasion and follow in the footsteps of Governor Andrew Cuomo,” said Jaron Benjamin, Housing Works’ vice president of community mobilization and one of the rally’s organizers.