102 STAT. 3990
PUBLIC LAW 100-671—NOV. 16, 1988
Public Law 100-671 100th Congress Joint Resolution Nov. 16, 1988 [S.J. Res. 303]
To designate the month of October 1988 as "National Lupus Awareness Month".
Whereas Lupus Eiythematosus is a disease which affects over five hundred thousand Americans, mostly women in their childbearing years; Whereas Lupus is an immune system disorder of unknown cause which affects the joints, skin, and almost any vital organ; Whereas although Lupus can be controlled reasonably well in most people, it can be fatal in some instances; and Whereas the commitment to research and educational efforts to develop a greater understanding about Lupus should be continued: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the month of October 1988 is designated as ^'National Lupus Awareness Month", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved November 16, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 303: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): July 26, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 21, considered and passed House.