2013 Advocacy Summit
Raise money for Jingle Bell Run and we’ll help you attend the 2013 Advocacy Summit!
The 2013 Advocacy Summit will be held in Washington, DC March 4th – 6th! The annual Advocacy Summit brings together advocates, young and old, from across the country to meet with their Members of Congress. Join us in Washington, D.C. in March to:
- Learn firsthand about our priority advocacy issues
- Meet face-to-face with your Members of Congress and educate them about arthritis
- Let Congress know more needs to be done for people with arthritis
Are you still not sure about advocacy and your role? Contact Michele (Pfeilschifter) Guadalupe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.arthritis.org/advocacy. View the 2012 Advocacy Summit photos.
Jingle Bell Run teams within the Heartland Region that raise $1500 or more by 12/31/12 will receive free Advocacy Summit registration for a family of four.
Feeling more ambitious? Raise $5000 or more by 12/31/12 and receive free Advocacy Summit registration and 2 night’s lodging at the Advocacy Summit hotel. Contact Chris Crowley (email@example.com) with questions about this fundraising incentive.
2012 Advocacy Summit
For the first time since the first Advocacy Summit 12 years ago, we had advocates from all 50 states equaling nearly 350 advocates visiting nearly 275 Congressional offices! This means there were advocates from every state within the Heartland Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).
During the Summit, advocates went through an interactive training, learned about the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy priorities, and visited with Members of Congress.
For more information on advocacy initiatives at the Arthritis Foundation, please contact Michele Pfeilschifter at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or (312) 880-4736.
How You Can Help
The Arthritis Foundation promotes government and private sector action to improve the lives of the 50 million Americans living with arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. We need your help, however, to get more government funding for arthritis research, to encourage early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, and to improve access to quality health care for everyone with arthritis.
Visit our Advocacy Section for tools you need to become informed about the issues and to make your voice heard. You will find issue "backgrounders," Arthritis Foundation position statements, as well as links to other Web sites that may be helpful.
Become An Advocate -- Join the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Network
Arthritis Advocacy Priorities -- Read about the issues
Contact Congress -- Quickly locate your legislators and send a message
Looking For More Information?
For more information on how to become involved, please contact Michele Pfeilschifter at email@example.com or (312) 880-4736.