We are activists. Many are individuals who live with MS. Some are friends and family members. Many others are individuals who simply recognize their passion and ability to move us closer to a world free of MS.
HOW CAN I BE AN MS ACTIVIST?
I only have a few minutes....
- View the MS Activists in Action Video.
- Take action on a hot federal issue.
- Visit the MS activist blog and leave a comment.
- Share your story.
- Contact your elected official.
- Ask your friends, family, and colleagues to get involved.
- Read our National Health Care Reform Principles.
- Register to vote.
Join the Action Alert Network.
I have some spare time....
- Post MS issues on your own web site, blog, or viral space. Link back to ours.
- Read about other MS activists and our success stories.
- Learn about your elected officials and their voting records on health care issues.
- Research state legislation online.
- Download the advocacy brochure. Print copies and share with others.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Tell your story and ask for change on one issue.
Call a talk radio show and ask for change on one issue.
I can make a commitment....
- Become an advocacy volunteer. Email AdvocacyVA@nmss.org for current volunteer job opportunities.
- Visit your state or federal legislators in their local office.
- Become a spokesperson and share your personal story with others.
- Join our chapter MS activism committee.
- Help us recruit more MS activists at the next BikeMS or WalkMS event.
- Visit a self-help group or other program to talk about the power of advocacy.
- Become a subject matter expert and serve on a local task force.
- Organize an event to meet other MS activists in your community.
- Contact the Statewide Advocacy Manager to learn about other opportunities.
You can take action now.
Sign up at www.nationalMSsociety.org/MSactivist to receive updates on health care reform, policy priorities, and solutions to MS issues. Encourage others to get involved too!
Check Out Our 2010 MS Activism Manual for great information on getting involved.