The Lupus Research Alliance invites you to join us when we Take it to the Hill to Advocate for Lupus Research March 28th— 31st! This year, the Lupus Research Alliance will be providing resources to empower advocates to meet with their members of Congress and their staff virtually.
Advocates will participate in several training webinars leading up to March 28. The schedule for these webinars is as follows:
March 9, 1 pm Eastern: Advocacy 101 Congressional Basics: Background to Help You Be a Successful Advocate
TBD: Connecting with Congress: How to Effectively Share Your Story and Make an Impact
March 23, 1 pm Eastern: Securing Federal Support for Lupus Research: An Overview of LRA’s Advocacy “Asks”
TBD: Advocacy Through the Year and Engaging Local Media
These trainings will provide advocates with the necessary background and information to help make their meetings with members or Congress a success! Each session will provide ample time for advocates to ask questions about the material presented.
Advocates from the same state will be grouped into teams to meet together with their senators and representatives.
If you have experience meeting with members of Congress, we encourage you to volunteer to be a Team Leader! Team Leaders will coordinate with their team to schedule and prepare for meetings. LRA will provide the Team Leaders with everything they need to schedule these meetings including: the email addresses for their Congressional members’ staff; a draft invitation email; special training with Q+A sessions, and individual support from LRA staff.
We hope you will join us! To register, please click the link below and register by February 22. Once registration closes, you will receive information on how to access the training sessions and materials.
Thank you to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and the PA Fund for Patient Advocacy at the LRA for helping make possible this 2022 program. For five years, the PA Fund for Patient Advocacy has supported the LRA in bringing the voices of people with lupus to Capitol Hill.