The National Minority AIDS Council has designated next Tuesday, April 5, as “National Call-in Day to Support Funding for Domestic HIV/AIDS Programs,” and is asking everyone to call congressional leaders that day and ask them not to cut funding for those programs in the fiscal year 2011 budget.

An NMAC press release distributed today notes that Congress is negotiating a final FY 2011 budget right now, and that budget could come up for a vote next week. The short-term FY 2011 funding for federal programs runs out next Friday, April 8, and during negotiations for a final budget, domestic programs that support health care and other services for people with HIV/AIDS are at risk of being cut.

For more information, go to the NMAC website here, or call 202-483-NMAC.