This Guide to State-Level Legislative Advocacy is excerpted from CHLP's Community Advocate Toolkit, a go-to resource for community advocates working on state-level HIV criminalization modernization efforts. This quick-reference resource includes guidance on organizing state-level legislative advocacy on HIV criminalization, an overview of the legislative process, and suggestions for modernizing specific state laws.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.