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At state capitols around the country, MS activists, Government Relations Committee (GRC) members and other volunteers convene annually to learn about MS advocacy priorities. Through coordinated in-person visits, they share those priorities with State Senators, Representatives, Assembly members, and other policy makers.

MS State Action Day

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Michigan Capitol, Lansing

We need your voice! 

“We in America do not have government by the majority.
We have government by the majority who participate.”
- Thomas Jefferson

Meet in small groups with your Michigan Representative and Michigan Senator - express the needs of people with MS - tell your story of living with MS - ask boldly for support

Issues

Our possible issues include:

·                    Expand funding for home care and community services

·                    Establish a state task force to document unmet needs of people with MS

Training

Training about the issues and preparation for our appointments will be conducted via a toll free conference call. All MS State Action Day participants are strongly encouraged to attend the training. Choose ONE of the following training sessions. All sessions are identical.

Saturday March 15 from 10:30am – 11:45am

 repeated

Monday March 17 from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

 repeated

Wednesday, March 19 from 10:30am – 11:45am

Transportation

Car pool rides will depart from the Chapter office in Southfield. Pick up is available at park-n-rides along I-96, if requested. A van with a wheelchair tie can be requested from Southfield. Reserve early to assure a space.

Gas cards will be offered to individuals who drive more than 150 miles round trip.

Registration

There is no fee for MS Day and the Capitol participation or transportation. You need to register by Friday, March 14, 2014 so legislative appointments can be made and transportation plans can be finalized.

Schedule

7:30 am                    Depart Southfield

9:00 am                    Check-in at the Capitol Building, Room 428, Lansing

9:15 am                    Overview and opening speakers

11:00 am                 Appointments with Representative(s)

Noon                         Lunch

1:00 pm                    Appointments with Senator(s)

2:30 pm                    Leave Lansing

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