The National Capital Chapter involved MS activists in Walk MS and Bike MS events this year. About a month before the event, hand-written invitations were sent or delivered in person to all federal legislators, state Senators and Congressmen, and D.C. Councilmembers who served the areas in which the Walk MS events were taking place. Eight representatives attended Walk MS events, and an employee at one of the Councilmember’s offices organized a team.
Advocacy volunteers talked to Walk MS participants during registration and lunch, letting them know what was going on in that jurisdiction, getting them pumped up about advocacy, and signing them up to be an MS activist. Nearly 350 new activists signed up over the course of that weekend because of advocacy volunteers!