Congress will be working on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for weeks to come, so you can still make your voice heard for lupus research.
If you haven’t already, please go online TODAY and use the automated tools of our Legislative Action Center to tell legislators what lupus research means to their constituents with lupus.
All 100 Senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives need to understand why this investment is money well spent.
We are asking Congress to:
- Increase funding to the National Institutes of Health to at least $44.7 billion to fund research to fight diseases including lupus and catch up on previous lowered funding.
- Provide $10 million for the Lupus Research Program operated under the Defense Health Program to meet need for better lupus care to help the rising number of women in the military.
- Increase the Food and Drug Administration’s budget authority by $120 million in alignment with the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.
We also ask all Members of the House to join the Congressional Lupus Caucus if they have not already.
Use the tools of our Legislative Action Center to tell legislators how new treatments and a cure would change the lives of their constituents with lupus.
And ask everyone you know to do it on your behalf – numbers are very important, and the more voices Congress hears from, the more they will care.