Raise Your Voice. Advocate for MS.
Registration Is Now Open For the 2013 Louisiana Public Policy Conference: April 24 | Baton Rouge, LA
Don't miss this important opportunity to connect with new members!
As the Louisiana legislature prepares for the start of the 2013 session, it's time for us to connect with new and returning legislators so that they understand the needs of people living with MS. You are invited to make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis by sharing your story with your state legislators at the 2013 Louisiana Public Policy Conference. This one-day event held at the Capitol is a great way to educate lawmakers about the importance of supporting legislation that can make a difference in the lives of Louisianans affected by MS.
Never been to the Capitol? Don't know your elected officials? Don't worry - experienced MS Activists and the National MS Society staff will be your partners every step of the way!
Be a part of the movement toward a world free of MS.
Part of the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to advocate for the rights of people with MS. Advocacy can mean voicing concerns or providing awareness. We believe that when the members of the MS Society work together, we can enhance services, preserve the independence, and protect the rights of people with MS in our area
We encourage you to join us and raise your voice to demand consideration on behalf of the MS community. Help us safeguard fair medical coverage and funding for research, protect disability rights and ensure that all public spaces are accessible no matter what your physical limitations are.
By working with policymakers, encouraging people to communicate with lawmakers, and nurturing respect for people who must confront MS, we can make a difference.
When you are encouraged to communicate, excited about a mission, and are able to visit with your local policymakers a difference has and will continue to be made. Talking With Your Legislators and keeping them informed of current issues are Keys to a Successful Visit.
- Each year, we participate in the National MS Society Public Policy Conference, an opportunity for staff and volunteers to advocate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. They meet with local and state representatives to create change for those living with multiple sclerosis. Attached is a letter by a Louisiana volunteer who was part of the 2009 Conference.
We welcome you to volunteer your time and knowledge in this effort by becoming a member of the Action Network. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more, or call 504-832-4013 to be an advocate and help us move one step closer to a world free of MS.