State Advocacy

The Arthritis Foundation's advocacy program is made up of thousands of people just like you who care about making a difference in the lives of people with arthritis.  In Northern California, one in every 4 individuals is affected by arthritis.  Learn more about our advocacy priorities and sample letters you can send to your Members of Congress urging them to step forward and take action on these important issues.  Get involved! 

Join the Advocacy Movement

Become an Arthritis Advocate


Receive Action Alerts in your inbox when important arthritis-related issues are debated on Capitol Hill.

Become an Arthritis Ambassador


Take part in the democratic process and serve as a liaison between your Representative and the Arthritis Foundation.

California Advocacy Summit

California Advocacy Summit

April 20-21, 2015

Join advocates from across the state for the 2015 California Advocacy Summit. Take a tour of the capitol, learn about arthritis advocacy priorities, and visit with your local representatives to advocate for the needs of people with arthritis. Register before April 3, 2015.