The LRI asks for your voice in petitioning against sequestration cuts in funding for medical research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Research is the hope for people with lupus as well as other serious diseases.
Funding for NIH research helps maintain American's status as the world's leader in medical innovation. It supports progress toward life-saving research, better prevention strategies, and new treatments for arthritis and rheumatic diseases. These strategies and treatments will help us provide better care at lower costs.
The LRI joins a fellow organization dedicated to rheumatologic diseases like lupus, the American College of Rheumatology, in providing a mechanism for you to contact your representatives. Use the ACR Legislative Action Center to contact your members of Congress now and urge them to reject the sequestration cuts to NIH funding.