Until a cure is found, activists in MD, VA, and DC as well as across the country are currently pursuing:
· Health care reform
· Improved community resources
· Disability rights
· Long-term care resources
· Access to quality health care services
· Increased funding for MS research
· Accessible, affordable health insurance
· Accessible transportation
· Accessible and affordable housing
· Sensible budget reductions
In Washington, DC, we are working toward positive legislative change. Read about our federal priority MS issues.
Read the National Health Care Reform Principles. These principles help guide our role in the national health care reform debate and determine the Society's policy priorities.
Maryland: Read our current policy platform to learn about our priority issues.
Virginia: Read our current policy platform to learn about our priority issues.
Washington DC: Take a look at what we are working on within the District.
In each jurisdiction we hold an advocacy day at the state capital to discuss these state issues. Virginia Advocacy Days are usually held in Richmond in January. Maryland Advocacy Day usually takes place in February. If you have an interest in either of these events, please email AdvocacyDC@nmss.org to find out more information. Even if you cannot be with us at the state capital, there are still other ways for you to participate.
MS Activists also work to address local issues such as building accessibility, fair hiring practices, accessible transportation and other rights for people with disabilities.