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ACT UP Demos in Albany and NYC
[camera original] [ 38:00] [Catherine Saalfield (Gund)]

ACT UP demonstration in Albany and NY City Hall

Civil Disobedience and Office Take-Over and Interviews at NY State Capital in Albany against Governor Cuomo's NY State Budget.

Protest and interviews at NY City Hall against Mayor Dinkin's selection of Dr. Woodrow Myers for Commissioner of Health.

[From ACT UP Capsule History:]
ACT UP returned to Albany in the second of a three-part New York State Capitol action. Thirteen ACT UP members seize the Division of Budget offices, chaining themselves to desks (all are arrested). Hundreds of others protest in the Capitol Concourse and the Legislative Office Building, disseminating information on the State's negligent response to all aspects of the AIDS crisis, and demanding increased AIDS funding in the new fiscal year State budget.
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ACT UP spearheads an investigation into newly-appointed New York City Mayor David Dinkin's selection of Dr. Woodrow Myers for Commissioner of Health. It finds out that as Indiana State Health Commissioner, Myers endorsed and attempted to implement mandatory HIV testing, partner tracing and quarantine. After ACT UP protests at City Hall, Dinkins states that these policies will not be tolerated in NYC.