Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Can you #KeepUsMoving?

The National MS Society and other disability advocates are gaining momentum in our effort to increase transportation choices for people with disabilities like MS. Advocates are meeting their legislators, sharing their stories and building our coalition even bigger each and every day. But we still need your help. 

Can you join us by speaking up at a town hall meeting on transportation? Two events remain and we need your help to make sure special needs transportation is on the agenda. Note: the Seattle forum has changed location in order to accommodate more attendees. 

Here are the dates and locations of the town halls:
  • Oct. 14 – Seattle 6-9 p.m.
    • Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave. 
  • Oct. 15 – Bellingham 6-9 p.m.
    • Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave.

Let us know if you'll be attending any one of these meetings so we can get the most current information to you. Send an email to or call 206-284-4254, ext 40237.

Earlier this week, I met with state Senator Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) to talk about our campaign to #KeepUsMoving. Senator Hobbs represents a part of Snohomish County that is like many parts of our state - once rural, but increasingly suburban as people move outwards for affordable housing. Thus, Senator Hobbs knows how important transportation is to get people to their jobs, medical appointments, and places of worship.

Senator Steve Hobbs

Senator Hobbs agreed to support our effort and #KeepUsMoving, but he needs support from other legislators to make this happen. And that means we need you to talk with them. 

Can you help? Learn about our effort from this issue brief and then set up a meeting with your legislator. We will even provide you with a handout to leave behind with your legislator so they know what to do. 

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