Monday, January 29, 2007

MS Chapters Collect Thousands of Signatures

The MS research petition drive is nearing its final deadline, and we are getting ever closer to our goal. MS activists are signing the petition by the thousands.

If you haven’t already signed the petition, sign on today. Then tell your friends and family to sign. The deadline is February 12. In March, MS activists will take all the petition signatures to Capitol Hill when they ask legislators for a significant increase in federal funding for MS research. The success of this petition will help move us closer to a world free of MS. Click here to become an MS activist.

Following is the petition progress so far. Since the last update, note that California has advanced significantly and moved into second place among states. And for the first time, the Michigan, Northern California, and Utah State chapters have made the top ten list among all chapters. The petition drive has become a tight competition among some chapters, with many within only a couple hundred signatures of each other.

Top Ten States with Most Signatures (from most signatures to least)
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio

Top Ten Chapters with Most Signatures (from most signatures to least)

Check back often for more updates. To sign on to the petition, download a Web sticker, or post a petition flier in your community, visit For more details on petition outreach your area, contact your local chapter. Thanks for being an MS activist.

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