Government Relations and Advocacy

For more than a decade, the Lupus Foundation of America and its network of lupus activists across the country have worked diligently to stimulate millions of dollars in federal and state funds for lupus research and education programs. We must continue to make our voices heard and educate our elected officials about the impact of lupus on individuals and their families.  Together, our work can elevate lupus on the nation’s health care agenda.  The Foundation is committed to working with the United States Congress, federal government agencies and state legislatures and agencies to improve the lives of the more than 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus.

The Foundation’s Legislative Action Center

Access the Foundation's Legislative Action Center to email your members of Congress about legislation and policy important to people with lupus and their families.  If you are not already, become a lupus activist today!

Federal Legislative and Policy Priorities

The Foundation has a robust federal legislative and policy agenda.  Our nation-wide network of lupus acivists have helped us achieve many legislative successes.

National Lupus Advocacy Summit

The Foundation hosts a biennial National Lupus Advocacy Summit.  The 2013 Summit was a great success.  We hope you can join us for our next Summit in 2015.

State Advocacy

To learn more about state and local advocacy initiatives, contact your local chapter.