Take Action Today
- Call your Representative's Washington, D.C. office to talk about this issue. Call the Capitol switchboard at 1-800-828-0498 to be connected.
- Make an appointment to visit with your Representative or their staff while they are home in your district during the June 30-July 4 recess.
- Attend a community or town hall meeting. Call the district office for a schedule.
For your Representative's contact information, visit http://www.house.gov/.
You can use these talking points and background when you speak with your Senator:
- As a member of the SenateAppropriations Committee, I'd like to ask for your support for $15 million for MS research funding in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
- 27 of your colleagues have sent a letter to the Appropriations Committee asking them to support this request.
- [Share how MS has impacted you personally]
- Preliminary evidence suggests that Gulf War veterans could have an increased risk of MS.
More than 25,000 veterans being treated in the VHA are living with a diagnosis of MS. A recent study in the Annals of Neurology identified more than 5,000 cases of MS among U.S. veterans that were deemed "service-connected."
- A study found an unexpected, doubling of MS between 1993 and 2000 in Kuwait, which suggests a potential environmental trigger for MS because of exposure to neurotoxins such as burning oil fields and poison gases.
Thank you for being an MS activist. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org/advocacy.