MS Activists at the 2013 Public Policy Conference started an early kick off for MS Awareness week. Although the impending snow storm dampened our visits to Capitol Hill, it did not dampen our Activists’ enthusiasm. MS activists who were able to visit congressional offices raised awareness about MS and urged their members to post on social media during MS Awareness Week and cosponsor the congressional resolution.
Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Michael Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) and Chris Van Hollen (MD-8) introduced the Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week Resolution (H.Res. 95) and Senators Bob Casey (PA), Susan Collins (ME), Mary Landrieu (LA) and Sherrod Brown (OH) will introduce a companion in the Senate (bill number not available yet). Use the link above to follow the Resolution’s progress and see if your Representative has cosponsored it. Please consider thanking these legislators for their continued support!
Here are some easy ways to boost your involvement with MS Awareness Week:
-Connect with your chapter to find out about local happenings recognizing MS Awareness Week
-Connect with the Society on social media and ask your friends to connect with us too! Every connection counts so share why you connect.
-Use the MS Activist Toolkit to spread the word and educate public officials about MS
-Stay informed by signing up to receive the Society’s email communications
-Download badges, email signature images, wallpapers and more to increase MS awareness
-Donate to help us move closer toward a world free of MS
Note - this has been cross-posted from our national advocacy blog - check it out as it always has good information about what's happening in the world of MS advocacy.