Peter Morley is a disabled patient advocate, a two-time cancer survivor and a healthcare activist who lives with chronic illness. He has worked closely with a number of elected officials including his Congresswoman from NY-12, Carolyn Maloney, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and members of the Senate HELP Committee.
He has held over 200 meetings in Congress sharing his own journey and the health care stories of people across the United States.
In December 2016, he joined Twitter and created the handle @morethanmySLE* with the goal of fostering awareness of men who have Lupus. His Twitter account gave him visibility that led to his work with U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, advocating for healthcare that is accessible and affordable to people with Lupus and other chronic illnesses.
Since May 2017, he has increased his voice and scope of advocacy. He states that no one should ever have to worry about having their healthcare taken away simply because they became ill.
“This is what energizes and inspires me to travel to Washington, DC … to fight for each of us with Lupus and others with chronic illnesses and ensure that we all have the health coverage we need and deserve.”
He is passionate about protecting those with pre-existing conditions, encouraging, and teaching others to advocate for themselves at the local, state, or federal levels.