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Virtual MS State Action Days Allow MS Activists to Make Their Voices Heard Across the Country

June 10, 2021

In 2021, virtual MS State Action Day events were held in 22 states and included a training webinar, live kickoff celebration, and opportunities to connect with legislators through email, social media, and phone calls.

Society staff, MS Activists, policy experts, and elected officials shared stories and information on training calls and kickoffs, empowering MS Activists to advocate for important issues including access to affordable MS medications, comprehensive health coverage, medical cannabis, mental health, and more.

By the numbers:
  • More than 2,200 MS Activists participated in MS State Action Days
  • Over 3,400 connections were made with lawmakers through email, twitter, and phone calls
  • 680 people joined the MS Activist Network for the first time thanks to 200 people sharing action items on social media and asking friends and family to take action
  • 481 people attended MS State Action Day Kickoffs
  • 534 people attended or watched training webinars to learn about our policy priorities and digital activism
Information about 2022 MS State Action Days will be shared on our website and through email. Please contact msactivist@nmss.org with any questions, and learn more about MS State Action Day on our website.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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