Advocacy & Legislation
The LFA Government Relations team is responsible for federal, state, and international legislation and issues that affect people with lupus. We work with Members of Congress at the federal level, and with our chapters at the state level to raise awareness and advocate for research funding.
There is no cure for lupus and only one drug has been approved specifically for lupus in the past 50 years! We will continue working with Congress and federal and state agencies to improve the lives of the more than 1.5 million Americans affected by lupus.URGENT! Help Us Solve The Cruel Mystery™ Sign the petition and urge Congress to provide more funds for lupus research!
National Lupus Advocacy Summit
The Lupus Foundation of America’s National Lupus Advocacy Summit will be held on June 24 and 25. The Advocacy Summit provides lupus activists from across the nation the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress in Washington, DC and to educate policy makers about lupus and public policies impacting people with lupus.
Learn about the LFA's legislative priorities for improving the lives of people with lupus.
Take action in the LFA's Legislative Action Center!
Tell your elected officials about issues that matter to people with lupus.
Congressional Lupus Caucus
The first-ever Congressional Lupus Caucus will provide a forum in which members of Congress and their staff can actively engage in a dialogue to improve the quality of life for people with lupus and their caregivers through supporting the advancement of lupus research and increasing awareness of lupus among the public and health professionals.
Learn more about how LFA and its e-Advocates have achieved success regarding legislative issues important to people with lupus.
Become an e-Advocate
Take action on issues that matter and stay informed about important policy issues.
Health Care Reform Implementation
President Obama signed the Health Care Reform package in to law in March 2010. The Lupus Foundation of America has created a timeline listing provisions that may be important to people with lupus.
Government Agencies that Affect People with Lupus
Learn about what agencies have an impact on people with lupus.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Food and Drug Administration
- National Institutes of Health
- Social Security Administration
Learn about state and local advocacy initiatives.