2019 Advocacy Summit

Find Your Voice & Share Your Story at the Live Yes! Advocacy Summit

Mark your calendars! This year’s Live Yes! Advocacy Summit will take place on March 11-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. and it won’t be a success without your voices from across the country.  Join us in the nation’s capitol and share your story with policymakers to break down barriers to care for people with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Advocacy Summit is a vigorous two-day conference for people across the country who want to own an important role in the fight against arthritis. Attendees learn how to use their voice and arthritis story to demonstrate the consequences of arthritis and the barriers to essential care many people face. Advocates have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill, to help them better understand how they can support those affected by this disease.

Everyone, of all ages, backgrounds, and advocacy skill levels—including children and teenagers—are welcome at the 2019 Live Yes! Advocacy Summit. Unlike the Platinum Ambassador Assembly, which was open only to our most advanced Ambassadors, the Advocacy Summit offers age-appropriate advocacy trainings for people of all advocacy backgrounds. So whether you’re a seasoned Advocate who has met with your legislators on Capitol Hill before, or if this is your first time sharing your story, we’ll provide you with the tools you need for success at the Summit!

Registration for the Live Yes! Advocacy Summit will open on January 15, 2019.  The Arthritis Foundation will offer a limited number of travel awards to provide financial support to those interested in attending the event. Travel awards will open on Tuesday, October 30.

To stay up to date on all Live Yes! Advocacy Summit information keep an eye on your inbox—all important date reminders will be sent through the Advocacy in Action newsletter. Sign up as an Advocate today to make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.

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