We are all MS activists. As MS activists, we are on the frontline, moving together and speaking with one clear voice to create legislative and regulatory changes that benefit people living with MS and their families. MS activists raise awareness about MS by sharing personal stories with public officials and legislators at the federal, state and local levels and educating them about how proposed legislation or funding will impact the MS community.
By raising our collective voice, MS activists drive change and achieve real world results. For example, MS activists helped establish a new federal funding avenue that thus far, has yielded nearly $25 million for MS research. Become part of the MS Activist Network and start receiving advocacy updates and action alerts by signing up here.
The Society's Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C. shapes federal policies and programs to better meet the needs of people affected by MS. The Society’s 50-state network of chapters lead advocacy work on MS issues at the state and community levels. For additional information on advocacy work in your state or community, contact your chapter.