November 05, 2008

Check Out the Updated Advocacy & Legislation Section on

Good morning everyone ...

Hope this finds you doing well. I wanted to highlight an updated section of content on the website ... the Advocacy & Legislation area.

The LFA Government Relations team is responsible for federal, state, and international legislation and issues that affect people with lupus. They work with Members of Congress at the federal level, and with LFA chapters at the state level to raise awareness and advocate for research funding.

Let me share some of those updates with you.

Legislative Issues & Successes
There are many important government relations issues that affect people with lupus. They include: the Lupus REACH Amendment; Fluorescent Light Bulbs; H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act; and Appropriations for Lupus (CDC, OWH, and DoD).

You can also read about the Legislative Priorities for FY2009.

Become an e-Advocate
Take action on issues that matter and stay informed about important policy issues.

Advocacy Day
Share your story with Members of Congress in person. Come to Washington, DC, each spring!

Advocacy Toolkit
The Advocacy Tool Kit provides information for LFA e-Advocates on how to be a voice on Capitol Hill for people with lupus and their families.

State Advocacy
Learn about state and local advocacy initiatives.

That's your lupus scoop for today. Have a great Wednesday.

Until next time, Wick

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