The ACR advocates on behalf of rheumatologists and the rheumatology community through involvement in federal and state legislation and regulatory action, participation in hearings, and educating lawmakers on issues important to rheumatologists, health professionals, and patients. Become a part of advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels and learn why you can count on the ACR.
Become a Valuable Voice for Rheumatology
The ACR and local state societies play a critical role in the success of advocacy efforts. Learn more about ACR's advocacy efforts at the federal and state level and consider joining your local society.
The ACR sends legislative alerts when it is critical for congressional offices to hear from you. It only takes a couple of minutes to send customized messages to your lawmakers and is an easy way to make yourself heard when it comes to important legislation affecting rheumatology.Contact Policymakers
Attend Advocacy Events
Hear from representatives at key legislative and regulatory agencies and meet with members of Congress to discuss current issues affecting the rheumatology community. Participating is a great way for ACR and ARP members to engage in the legislative process and increase awareness of rheumatology on Capitol Hill.Attend Advocacy Events
State & Local Rheumatology Societies
The ACR and local state societies play a critical role in the success of advocacy efforts. Learn more about ACR's advocacy efforts at the state level and consider joining your local society.State & Local Societies
RheumPAC is the ACR’s nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that works to elect and support pro-rheumatology candidates. Its mission is to educate, elect, and support federal lawmakers who understand and can positively address the issues that impact rheumatology care providers and their patients.RheumPACexternal link opens in a new tab.