2017 National MS Society Public Policy Conference
March 23, 2017
On March 20-22, the Society convened nearly 300 MS activists from across the country for its 26th annual Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. At the conference, activists learned how to strengthen relationships with elected officials and about federal policies that are important to people with MS. In more than 320 meetings with congressional offices, activists shared their personal stories to drive change.
MS activists urged their members of Congress to:
During the conference, the Society bestowed its highest honor to the following elected officials for their leadership on behalf of people with MS:
- Governor of the Year: Tom Wolf (PA)
- U.S. Senator of the Year: Dick Durbin (IL)
- U.S. Representatives of the Year: Michael Burgess, MD (TX-26) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)
The National MS Society also recognized the work of two MS activists
through the District Activist Leader of the Year award and the Advocacy Volunteer Hall of Fame induction.
Thank you, MS activists, for participating in person, on social media, and by sending emails and letters to your elected officials!