Friday, March 30, 2012

Advocacy: speaking out on behalf of an individual or community

Advocacy takes place in many shapes, forms, and colors. Sometimes it's sticking up for yourself when your insurance company tries to deny your claim or your family members disagree with your decisions about how to take care of yourself. Sometimes you advocate for yourself, sometimes you advocate for others.

When you advocate for yourself and others at the same time, it's an especially powerful statement. Check out this recent letter to the editor about someone who is sticking up for herself and the MS community in voicing her concerns about recent proposals to cut Disability Lifeline - an important health care program for people living with MS.

How do you advocate? If you are looking for a way to advocate, check out this Action Alert that makes it easy to share your voice with elected officials.

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