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2015 Public Policy Conference

The 24th annual National MS Society Public Policy Conference (PPC) was held March 9 to11 in Washington, DC.The conference allows us a chance to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss important policy issues impacting those living with MS.

Issues discussed:

What happened this year:

  • More than 325 MS Activists from around the country attended the conference, including 14 volunteers and staff representing the Upper Midwest Chapter.
  • The Upper Midwest Chapter delegation was able to meet with 21 of the 22 members of Congress or their staffs from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Next steps

Click here to contact Congress and urge your elected officials to support people affected by MS.

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2014 Public Policy Conference

The 23rd annual National MS Society Public Policy Conference (PPC) was held March 10 to 12 in Washington, DC.The conference allows us a chance to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss important policy issues impacting those living with MS.

Issues discussed:

What happened this year:

  • More than 320 MS Activists from around the country attended the conference, including nine volunteers and staff representing the Upper Midwest Chapter.
  • The Upper Midwest Chapter delegation was able to meet with 20 of the 22 members of Congress or their staffs from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • Approximately 360 Hill meetings were scheduled this year.

Next steps- Issue updates and thank yous

See if Your Members of Congress Have Supported Our Priorities: This spreadsheet lists all Representatives and Senators (on separate tabs) and indicates whether each is part of the MS Caucus, signed on to the NIH and CDMRP Dear Colleague letters and/or cosponsored the complex rehabilitation technology bill.

Say Thank You: If your Representative and/or Senators has joined the MS Caucus, signed on to any funding letters and/or became a cosponsor of the complex rehab bill, say thank you.

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