Thursday, March 14, 2013

Your lawmakers are hosting town halls this weekend in your community - will you be there?

State legislators are headed home this weekend to meet with their constituents about issues being discussed in Olympia. It's a great opportunity for you to talk to them, whether you met with them during our Day of Activism or even if you've never met them before. 

Check out this link for a list of town halls for your legislators. If you don't see your legislators listed, give their offices a call and ask if they plan to have one scheduled. To look up your legislator, use this useful tool. Note that it will give you both your state legislators (who represent you in Olympia) and your congressional lawmakers (who represent you in Washington DC).

If you attend the town halls, we need you to continue to spread the two messages that we shared with legislators at the Day of Activism - keep WSHIP open indefinitely and cover more people through Medicaid! Let me know if you plan on attending these meetings and I'll make sure you know how to be the best advocate for the MS community.

To find out the latest information about these and other issues, download the last MS Activist teleconference call here. And join us for our next call on March 25 at 12:15. These calls are open to all volunteers interested in moving our issues forward. Details can be found in the green box on the right side of this page.

The National MS Society is also holding meetings with members of the congressional delegation from around the state and we could use your help to make sure they know how we feel about the issues important to the MS community. If you want to attend these meetings with me and/or other volunteer leaders, please let me know.

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