Hundreds of MS activists from across the country visited Washington, D.C., March 5-7, for the National MS Society Public Policy Conference (PPC). Participants learned about policy issues, shared their stories on Capitol Hill and advocated on behalf of people affected by MS.
This year, activists lobbied on behalf of more MS research funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), as well as increased support for caregivers and support for MS awareness efforts.
Five volunteers living with MS were selected to join the Upper Midwest Chapter delegation at the Public Policy Conference. Many of them had never considered themselves MS activists, nor had ever talked to a legislator. However, after attending the PPC, they have a new perspective on what it means to be an activist.
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