Making a Difference in West Virginia for MS
The West Virginia Multiple Sclerosis Government Relations Committee invites you to become an MS Activist. There are lots of ways and levels to be involved. Here are some simple ways for you to become an MS Activist today (click the links for more information):
1. Join the MS Action Alert to receive emails about MS Advocacy.
2. Volunteer to write letters, call, or visit your elected officials to talk to them about MS and to share your story.
3. Read more about MS Activism online.
The National MS Society shapes state and federal policies and programs to better meet the needs of people affected by MS. Including immediate family, dear friends, and direct colleagues we estimate there are more than 20,000 people in West Virginia affected by MS. State and community issues focus on accessibility, healthcare coverage, employment, transportation, long-term care resources and more. In the federal government 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.
Our efforts in West Virginia in 2012 have led to increased attention to the issue of MS disease modifying drugs being placed into higher cost prescription benefit plans. We also championed a successful effort for Governor Tomblin’s office to fill a vacant position for the State ADA Coordinator. These are just two examples of the impact you can have by becoming an MS Activist today!
We look forward hearing from you soon and joining us as an MS Activist.