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NMAC Capitol Hill Champions Awards

By Charlotte Robinson, October 02, 2021

NMAC has announced that Congresswoman Maxine Waters & U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Marcia Fudge will be honored with the 2021 Capitol Hill Champions Awards at their virtual event in December. In honor of the late John Lewis & Elijah Cummings NMAC will present awards in their names for their lifelong commitment to racial justice & creating equality for all. Paul Kawata NMAC Executive Director stated, “NMAC’s mission is to lead with race to end racial inequities in health care that prolong the HIV epidemic. Chairwoman Waters & Secretary Fudge have dedicated their years in public service to those same goals. It is a great honor to recognize these amazing women for their commitment & service to our nation & to our goal of ending the HIV epidemic.” The John Lewis Good Trouble Award will be awarded to Chairwoman Waters who embodies John Lewis' dedication to racial equality on all fronts. Throughout Waters’s 40 years of public service she has been at the foreground of tackling controversial & difficult issues. She has been a champion of human rights & embodiment of dedication to racial equality. The award will be presented by last year's recipient Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Elijah Cummings Award for Minority Health Equality will be presented to Secretary Fudge who dedicated her congressional career to fighting for healthcare equality & equity for minority communities. The award will be presented by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings. NMAC leads the race to urgently fight for health equity & racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced their mission through a variety of programs & services. For More Info…

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