MS Activists on the Frontline
In looking at the agenda of the NMSS Public Policy Conference, the fiscal budget is one area in which MS Activist will take their voices to Capitol Hill to advocate, or lobby, for continued funding or increased funding for MS research. Activists will also urge lawmakers to reauthorize programs which aim to assist MS patients and their families, such as the Lifespan Respite Care Act.
I am looking forward to learning more about the recent victories the National MS Society, together with other patient advocacy organizations, have won in recent years. I am also eager to gain a better understanding of the lobbying process as I aim to demystify public policy.
While I’m at the conference, is there anything specific that you would like to read about?
One thing which is on my agenda is to bring you the information you need to become an MS advocate/activist from your own home. Letters, emails, and phone calls to legislators really do make a difference.