Rep. Bass tweets awareness for AIDS research

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She started her tweeting Wednesday night with: “Join me tomorrow on #WorldAIDSDay, as I tweet-blast 24hrs of AIDS facts & ways to get involved to help #ZeroOutAIDS http://t.co/FymKMOs2

Bass, switching between the #ZeroOutAIDS, #WorldAIDSDay and #WAD11 hashtags, tweeted informative AIDS related tweets all day to engage the public.

“I’m working in Congress to #ZeroOutAIDS http://ow.ly/7KGis how are you making a difference? #WAD11,” she tweeted.

Bass also showed her support by adding a red AIDS ribbon to her Twitter picture.

Other members of Congress were eyeing the budget in their World AIDS Day tweets. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders shares star power with NY House hopeful Bernie Sanders’s awkward return to the Senate Protecting living organ donors' rights MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted: “Today, on #WorldAIDSDay, we must recommit to ensuring Global AIDS funding is not cut & that orgs have the resources they need to save lives.”

And Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) tweeted: “We can end HIV and AIDS with education, prevention and treatment. Share the knowledge. http://t.co/ACrwLibB” 

World AIDS Day is observed every Dec. 1. This year, President Obama announced $50 million in new federal funding for AIDS treatment that will go to HIV medical clinics nationwide and to state grants for drug-assistance programs.

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