Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 27: Waiting in line

365/27: Waiting in line, originally uploaded by riekhavoc.

In my real life, I'm an AIDS activist and grassroots organizer. Was really busy yesterday because we had to organize a protest at the White House on one day's notice. So my photo of the day comes from the very few photos I was actually able to snap at the protest. I was running around, and forgot to even change my ISO from 800, where I left it last time I took photos. It's not the best ever, and the lighting outside the White House in mid-afternoon on a sunny day is terrible (the sun points directly into the camera), but such is life. Anyway, if you're curious, here's the story of the protest:

Activists gathered in front of the White House, to stand in "recession era med-lines" (think "Depression-era bread lines"). Why? Earlier in the week, the White House floated a proposal to freeze all non-military discretionary spending for three years-which could have devastating implications for life-saving programs that provide medicine, doctor's visits, housing, and other supportive services for people with HIV in the U.S. This comes after statements from the Obama administration that global AIDS programs could be flat-funded for the second year in a row. We were there to say that if he goes through with the budget freeze, people with AIDS will be left out in the cold, standing in line, waiting to get access to AIDS treatment.

And you can see more photos of the protest here.

1 comment:

  1. quien es el hombre a lado del cola? el es llega un abrigo negro. ellos estan delante una grande casa blanca, "la Casa Blanca." La cola ha seis personas. ellos llevan abrigos tambien. hoy esta nublado. hoy va a llover?