Advocacy is about caring for an issue deeply enough to stand up and say that something needs to be done about it. Lupus Advocacy is a grassroots effort to put a face to this disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans. Our personal stories are the most powerful tools in raising awareness among public officials of the challenges of lupus.
Help us to help you by becoming a lupus advocate. Through our united efforts, we can effect significant changes in patient awareness, health care programs, legislative initiatives, original research and finding a cure. Over the last twenty years major advancements in our understanding and treatment of lupus have come about in part through the advocacy of many lupus organizations, including ours, and their members. By advocating for new medications and treatments, improved social services, and more progressive health care policies at the state and federal level, we can make a real change that will benefit lupus patients and provide a brighter future.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has!” – Anthropologist Margaret Mead