LRI advocates for U.S. budget to benefit lupus patients

The Lupus Research Institute signed on to a letter from 470 national organizations calling for Congress to protect nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs in their budget.  As the letter states,

“Despite the vast array of important services provided through NDD programs—from education and job training, to housing and science, to National Parks and veterans services, to public health, safety and security—these programs have been cut dramatically and disproportionately in recent years as lawmakers work to reduce the deficit, even though experts agree these programs don’t contribute to our nation’s mid- and longer-term debt problem.”

Dedicated to serving people with lupus, we are particularly concerned about budget cuts that are “hindering scientific discovery” and “compromising public health.”