Federal Government Affairs
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. When issues could impact people living with MS, we advocate for positive changes. We aggressively pursue healthcare policies that increase MS research, increase access to and affordability of quality health care, and provide affordable options for long-term care and more resources for caregivers.
State and Local Government Affairs
The Society’s 50-state network of chapters lead advocacy for MS issues at the state and community levels. With the help of grassroots MS activists, they pursue local policies and programs in both the public and private sectors to meet the needs of people living with MS. State and community issues focus on accessibility, healthcare coverage, employment, transportation, long-term care resources and more. For additional information on MS issues in your state or community, contact your chapter.