April 15, 2011
Legislators to Celebrate the BP MS 150 in Austin
This week, invitations were distributed to every member of the Texas Legislature to attend the BP MS 150 bike ride in Austin and watch thousands of riders cross the finish line.
Senator Rodney Ellis and Representative Carol Alvarado will be pedaling in the ride this weekend; Representative Rick Hardcastle, one of our MS champions, will also be there to join in the festivities. We thank our legislators for their commitment to the cause!
In case you missed it…
Check out our YouTube channel! Watch Rep. Smithee pass legislation to protect Texans living with a chronic illness from unexpected changes in prescription drug coverage and the Society’s efforts and see David & Deborah Rankin (MS activists from Austin) share their fight against unfair insurance contract practices with the House Insurance Committee. Take a look! You will be inspired and reenergized to continue your activism on behalf of Texans living with MS!
Got 5 minutes? How about 10?
As an MS activist, there are many things you can do to take action, even if you’ve only got a few minutes. Check out these ideas—even a small step can have a big impact!
Grow the relationship with your legislators. Send them a note and thank them for serving in the Texas Legislature.
Spread awareness of our top legislative issues—write about them on your blog, website, or send an email to friends (ask them to sign up for our Action Alert Network!)
Tell us your story. We may be able to use it in our advocacy efforts.
- Perfect your “elevator speech.” Learn how to share information about MS in a pinch!
Keep your eye on your inbox! We’ll be requesting more action from you in the upcoming weeks as our bills move through the Texas Legislature.
For more information on the priority issues in this email, please visit our website.
Follow our MS Priority Bills using our Bill Tracker. Click here to download the document!
Want to join our movement at the Texas Capitol? Your story can make a difference!
Contact your Government Affairs Coordinator, Linnea Nasman, at (512) 340-2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org