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Oklahoma Public Policy Conference

January 24, 2014

Date:
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zudi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
United States

Join the MS Advocacy team and represent the needs of the MS community at the State Capitol!  The 2014 Oklahoma Public Policy Conference brings together people from across Oklahoma who have been affected by MS and who want to speak up and create positive change.  Share your personal story of how you have been impacted by MS and ask for support on key issues during meetings with your legislators at the state capitol.

(Never done advocacy work before?  Don’t worry!  We’ll make sure you have all the information and support you need to participate with confidence and have a positive experience!)

Participants will prepare for the exciting and empowering role of MS Activist through a  pre-conference webinar. Conference activities will include a morning breakfast meeting of MS Activists at the Oklahoma History Center, and then meetings at the nearby state capitol building throughout the remainder of the day.  Lunch will also be provided.

An informative training session will take place via teleconference one week prior to help participants prepare for their meetings at the capitol.

For more information, please contact:

Mireya Zapata
mireya.zapata@nmss.org
512-340-2703

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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