State Advocacy

California Arthritis Foundation Council

In October 2014, the Arthritis Foundation updated its Policy Position Statements.
To view them, please click here.

2015 California Advocacy Summit – April 20 & 21, 2015
Register for the 2015 California Advocacy Summit by April 3, 2015! (Registration closes April 3rd)

Targeted District Scholarships available! Please click here to apply. Deadline to apply: March 13th

Don’t know who your California Senator or Assemblymember is?
Check out: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Join fellow advocates at the California State Capitol to share your story and advocate for the more than 5.2 million Californians living with arthritis. During the 2-day Advocacy Summit, attendees will tour the Capitol, receive legislative trainings, and meet with their state Assemblymember and Senator. During those meetings, advocates will share their story and ask for their legislators to support key piece of legislation.

2015-2016 Legislative Season Bill List
Check back in early 2015 to see what California bills the Arthritis Foundation is advocating on. 

Legislative Successes
The Arthritis Foundation helped ensure the following bills were signed by the Governor in the 2013-2014 Legislative Season. 

ACR 123 (Harkey) – Arthritis Awareness Month Resolution
Position: Sponsor 

SB 1052 (Torres) – Increases transparency on drug formularies and allows patients to know what they are getting before signing up for a health plan.
Position: Co-Sponsor 

SB 1116 (Torres) –Helps address physician shortages through physician & surgeon loan repayment
Position: Support