The need to be acknowledged runs deep. If you’ve ever wanted government officials to dedicate a day (or week or month) to psoriatic disease or formally acknowledge the work done by NPF, you’ve come to the right place.
You can write a resolution, an official but non-legal document, and present it to your state or local government, such as city council or county board. The procedures will vary among different government bodies. Therefore, if you want to pass a resolution you’ll have to do research on the process specific to your government.
As part of the process, you’ll need to contact your representative for support introducing the resolution – and ultimately getting it passed.
Massachusetts resident Jody Quinn called on her state senator Vinny deMacedo to help pass her resolution celebrating August 2017 as National Psoriasis Awareness Month. Though, even if the state senate hadn't signed it, simply going through the process helped educate her legislators on psoriatic disease and step therapy reform.
A proclamation is another name for a resolution. In the example below, the governor of Alabama proclaimed the week of April 2 to 8, 2018, as National Psoriasis Week thanks to the efforts of a volunteer in the Heart of Dixie.
If you're interested in our advocacy efforts, learn more about our policy priorities and ways to get invovled. If you want help crafting your own resolution, contact Julia Boles at [email protected]. You can also visit the New York Library Association for a template or tips on writing a proclamation.
Driving discovery, creating community
For more than 50 years, we’ve been driving efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. But there’s still plenty to do! Learn how you can help our advocacy team shape the laws and policies that affect people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – in your state and across the country. Help us raise funds to support research by joining Team NPF, where you can walk, run, cycle, play bingo or create your own fundraising event. If you or someone you love needs free, personalized support for living a healthier life with psoriatic disease, contact our Patient Navigation Center. And keep the National Psoriasis Foundation going strong by making a donation today. Together, we will find a cure.