Dear NYS Lupus Community-
Make your Voices' Heard on Lupus legislation in New York State and help to get these critical lupus bills passed this year!
The following bills are being reviewed by the Ways & Means Committee in the NYS Assembly and the Finance Committee of the NYS Senate. Please reach out to as many as you have time for by phone or email.
Two Key Lupus Bills
Lupus Education and Outreach Bill - Creates an education and outreach program for the autoimmune disease known as lupus; provides for an advisory council consisting of representatives of people with lupus and their families and health care providers who specialize in treating lupus.
- Assembly Bill A03072 is in the Assembly Ways & Means Committee
- Senate Bill S05216 is in the Senate Finance Committee
Taxpayer Gifts Bill - Provides for taxpayer gifts for lupus education and prevention, and establishes the lupus education and prevention fund and outreach program.
- Senate Bill S00553 is in the Senate Finance Committee
- Assembly Bill A02581 has passed in the Assembly, this Bill provides for a taxpayer check-off to establish voluntary donations to help fund lupus education/prevention/outreach programs.
What you can do – Phone or Email Legislators in the Assembly and Senate
For Bills in the Assembly
Email or phone your Assembly Member – find them here.
Tell them why this bill is important to you as a person with lupus or friend or family member.
Ask them to please support A03072, the Lupus Education and Outreach Bill, and help move it forward. Thank you.
For Bills in the Senate
Email or phone your Senator – find him/her here.
Tell them why these bills are important to you as a person with lupus or friend or family member.
Email or phone as many members of the Senate Finance Committee as you have time for and ask them to support S05216 the Lupus Education and Outreach Bill and S00553 the Taxpayer Gifts Bill and help move them forward. Thank you.
Please contact as many members of the Assembly Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee as you have time for and thank you for making a difference in the NYS Lupus Community. Please share with your networks and on Twitter and Facebook. Use hashtags: #LupusAwarenessNY2016 and #PassLupusBills
Thank you very much.