The first-ever Congressional Lupus Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is excited to announce the formation of the first-ever Congressional Lupus Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. A congressional caucus is central to raising awareness of lupus on Capitol Hill and bringing lupus to the forefront of our nation’s health care agenda. The LFA identified the need for education and awareness of lupus with members of Congress and responded by spearheading the creation of this important Caucus. To learn more, please visit LFA's Web site.

Ask your Representative to join the Caucus today! Click here to take action!

The Congressional Lupus Caucus is championed and led by Representatives Tom Rooney (R-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), William Keating (D-MA), and Jim Moran (D-VA). The purpose of the Caucus is to 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.

Please e-mail your Representative today and urge them to join the Caucus to help increase awareness of lupus. Visit the Caucus Web site for more information about the Caucus.

Nice~~~ About time....:0)

Excellent, its about time these things happened, i live in the Uk so maybe Great Britain will follow suit if they see America doing something positive, hopefully. It will be a long time though before they start to educate people about Lupus. Whoever i say Lupus to, they say thats rare isnt it, but its not as rare as people think, i know a few people with Lupus, although i dont see them, as they live further away which is not easy to get to. I think there are more Lupus sufferers that the average person things though, and there should be more information and education about these things. Anyway bye for now, love and hugs Astrid40xoxo

Even though I'm in Canada, this is WONDERFUL NEWS, since there are more lupus patients than M.S., cerebral palsy, and cystic fibrosis COMBINED. It's like an epidemic. Unfortunately, in the USA, it is good economy to keep people sick and buying high priced pharmaceuticals. In countries where the gov't covers the health care, it is good economy to cure people, to save the gov't some money, so a cure might actually come from one of those countries.