The National MS Society advocates for those living with MS to move politicians and legislation forward in the areas that most affect the 400,000 impacted with the disease, including funding for MS research, health insurance, long-tern care and disability rights. In Maryland, advocacy efforts focus on local and state elected officials while the Society's Advocacy office in Washington D.C., focuses on national issues.
Maryland Action Day
Thank you to everyone who participated
in Maryland Action Day 2013!
On Wednesday, February 13, we spoke to the legislators who represent us and asked them to support legislation that is beneficial to people with MS.
Maryland Advocacy Day activities are designed to draw attention to the National MS Society’s priority issues in Maryland including:
- Preserve funding for the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
- Promoting quality health care options for rural Marylanders and ensuring that it is consistent with those in urban locations throughout the state
- Protecting in-home and community supports
Please check back for more information about next year's Action Day.
Take action on the advocacy issues that the Society is lobbying for in 2013 on both the state and federal level.
There are many ways to help us make a difference for those living with MS. Your voice can make a difference!
Do you know have all the resources you need to have your voice be heard? Check out our public policy resources to get the answers you need to advocate for those living with MS.
Learn who represents you in the Maryland General Assembly and U.S. Congress.