Erica Barnes named as finalist for Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) RareVoices state advocacy award
The Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) announced Erica Barnes as one of the 2019 RareVoice Awards state advocacy finalists. Erica Barnes is the council administrator of the Chloe Barnes Rare Disease Advisory Council and a member of the University of Minnesota Rare Disease Day planning committee. The RareVoice Awards is an annual celebration, now in its eighth year, to honor advocates who give rare disease patients a voice on Capitol Hill and in state government. Award recipients are chosen by committee from nominations received from the rare disease community. The honoree in each category as well as the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement and Congressional Leadership Awards will be announced at the 2019 RareVoice Awards on December 4th in Washington, D.C. Good luck and congratulations on your nomination, Erica!