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State Action Day


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.

Washington State Action Day

Thank you to the 66 MS Activists who attended the National MS Society’s State Action Day on Feb. 2. The day was a success–together they covered 32 districts with visits to 96 legislative offices! View photos from the event.

We will be headed back to Olympia for next year’s State Action Day on February 9, 2017. If you want to attend, send an email to Linnea Nasman, Senior Manager of Advocacy, and we will follow up with you in the months prior to the event.

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About this Event

At Washington State Action Day, we bring the stories of people living with MS to our state's elected officials. Participants will be empowered to tell their story to our state's elected officials, ensuring they understand the needs of people with MS.

State Action Day is inside the State Capitol and fully accessible. MS Activists will learn about the National MS Society's legislative priorities in the morning and meet with their state legislators in the afternoon. By advocating on behalf of the 12,000 people with MS in our state, participants will be leaders in the movement for world free of MS!

2016 Issues

Our efforts in 2016 focused on ensuring health care transparency and network adequacy—which help patients make informed decisions and get access to the care they need—as well as protecting access to state-funded programs that provide essential health and safety-net services.


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