The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and the Congressional Lupus Caucus

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and the Congressional Lupus Caucus convened on Capitol Hill to discuss with Members of Congress the public health consequences of lupus and the current state of lupus research. A Congressional caucus is central to raising awareness of lupus on Capitol Hill and to bringing lupus to the forefront of our nation’s health care agenda.

We need your help! To date, 43 Members of Congress have joined the Caucus. Click here to send your Representative an e-mail and ask them to join the Congressional Lupus Caucus.

The Caucus, co-chaired by Representatives Tom Rooney (R-FL), William Keating (D-MA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Jim Moran (D-VA), was founded in February 2012 with the primary purpose of ensuring all Members of Congress and their staff are armed with the understanding of the impact of lupus and actively support advancement of lupus research and increased awareness of the disease among public and health professionals.

The July 11th Congressional Briefing featured presentations from lupus experts as well as individuals with lupus, shedding light on this devastating disease and the unique challenges to advancing lupus research and developing new lupus treatments.

E-mail your Representative today and urge them to join the Caucus to help increase awareness of lupus. Visit the Caucus Web site to learn more.

Well i hope all this goes well for Lupus suffers in the states.

Best of Luck. xxx