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Action Center

Our Legislative Action Center is a place where the lupus community unites to advocate for issues that are particularly important for people with lupus. Automated tools provide an easy way to reach out to your legislators through email, phone and social media.

Advocacy at the Lupus Research Alliance focuses on securing funding to advance lupus research that will lead to better treatments as well as eliminating racial disparities in healthcare. This year's 15th Annual Advocate for Lupus Research Day, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, we came together - in person, and online to advocate for more funding for lupus research through budget allocations to the National Institutes of Health and the Lupus Research Program at the Department of Defense.

Congress is reviewing the Fiscal year 2020 budget between now and March 28 - so now's the time to reach out to your legislators and tell them why allocating more funding to lupus research is vitally important.

Use the tools below to email or call. We've provided suggested messages, but you are welcome to edit, particularly to share your own experience with lupus!

Advocacy Toolkit

We have developed a number of tools and templates to help our volunteer advocates spread the word.

Your legislators, who receive many requests to support different causes, may have no connection to lupus or health issues. But you can educate them, which usually requires communicating regularly. By building a relationship – through letters, emails, phone calls, and visits – you have a much better chance of convincing them to support issues important to the lupus community.

Knowledge is power, learn more here