Jun. 21, 2017

Get Prepared for Lupus Virtual Advocacy Day

Your voice and support are critical to the fight against lupus and to ensuring that policymakers join our cause. Next week, you will have the opportunity to tell Congress exactly what you think — even though you might not be able to join us on Capitol Hill for the National Policy Summit.

If you are unable to attend the National Policy Summit in-person, there are plenty of ways you can still participate, such as through our Virtual Advocacy Day (June 27), joining the Summit conversation through our Twitter and Facebook channels, or viewing Facebook Live video of some sessions. 

Virtual Advocacy Day: On Tuesday, June 27 lupus advocates unable to attend the National Policy Summit will be invited to participate in Virtual Advocacy Day by sharing their lupus story and sending a customizable message to their legislators requesting they support critical lupus research funding and ensure that people with lupus have access to quality and affordable health care. Please keep an eye out for more details about Virtual Advocacy Day on the morning of June 27. 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: Starting Monday, June 26, stay informed and learn what you can do to make a difference from home or work. We encourage you to join the lupus advocacy conversation by using our event hashtag #LupusAdvocacy. If you’re on Facebook, please add our advocacy profile frame to show your support.
 
Facebook Live from the Summit
We are excited to offer live video coverage of several important panel discussions.  Please tune into our Facebook page to watch the following sessions on Monday:

  • 11:15 am: The Role of Federal Agencies in Lupus Research, Education and Awareness
  • 2:15 pm: The Promising Pipeline in Lupus Drug Development

Become A Year-Round Lupus Activist
To receive an action alert reminding you to participate in next week’s Virtual Advocacy Day and to continue supporting future advocacy initiatives that elevate lupus on the nation’s health care agenda, please sign up now to be a year-round lupus activist.

Remember, your voice can and will be heard. But it doesn’t happen without action, and Virtual Advocacy Day is the time to take action!