Lupus Information AdvocacyWhat is Advocacy?
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 living with lupus. 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 20 years major advancements in our understanding and treatment of lupus have come about in part through the advocacy of many lupus organizations, including ours. For more than a decade, the Lupus Alliance of LIQ has had a network of lupus activists working hard to help pass bills and stimulate millions of dollars for research, education and awareness to help those living with lupus, live better lives. Every voice counts and only together can those voices ensure that the issues important to those living with lupus are considered and understood by our elected officials. Whether our support is needed for legislation pertaining to awareness and education about lupus, or for legislation asking for more research dollars into the cause and cure, as a lupus advocate you would be a crucial part of what happens next in lupus history.

“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

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