Join us during the 2012 Virtual Summit to tell your Members of Congress that more needs to be done for people with arthritis!
On April 17th and 18th, hundreds of advocates will meet with their Members of Congress in Washington D.C. to rally support for important arthritis-related legislation. While we are taking to the halls of Capitol Hill we need you to take to your computer and fill your Member's inboxes with arthritis advocacy messages!
During the 2012 Virtual Summit, you will be able to:
- Hear about arthritis research and the pipeline for new treatments
- Learn the talking points for important advocacy issues
- Hear how to effectively advocate from Washington's best experts
- Take action and tell your Members of Congress that more needs to be done for people with arthritis
- Tell others about arthritis through social media
How You Can Participate:
Your story of how arthritis has impacted your life is important not only to you but to your Member of Congress. Take Action by clicking on the links below to five issues and corresponding pre-drafted letters. To begin, select a link, enter your zip code and take a minute to personalize the letter with your story. When you've finished one letter, move to the next issue. It takes less than 15 minutes to make a world of difference for people living with arthritis.
Access to Care
The heavy toll arthritis takes is unacceptable and those suffering deserve access to care. Write a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to End Discrimination Against Specialty Tier Medications and Increase Access to Pediatric Rheumatologists.
Research holds the key to preventing, controlling and curing arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Send a letter to your Members of Congress requesting their support to Fund Arthritis Research at the Department of the Defense and at the National Institutes of Health.
Arthritis currently affects 1 in 5 Americans. That number is expected to climb to 67 million within 20 years. Send a letter to your Senators and Representative asking them to protect prevention programs at the CDC.
Watch it all LIVE from Washington, D.C. on SummitTV on Tuesday, April 17th 8:30 AM-12:00 PM EST by clicking here!