The MSactivist blog is a celebration of all the hard work you and other MS activist do each day to better the lives of people living with MS. It is through your support and commitment that we are able to continue to the work that we do.
So, this is what you can expect from our blog:
- Updates on laws that impact people with MS on the federal, state, and local level
- Opportunities to act and make a difference
- Highlight the great work MS activists are doing around the country
- Educate you on issues
- Stories from MS activists
We want this blog to serve as a space where all of you can express your opinions and let us know how you feel about what is happening.
Who we are:
We are the Public Policy office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Our job is to help shape federal laws and programs to better meet the needs of people affected by MS. When issues could impact people living with MS, we advocate for positive changes in Washington, D.C.. We aggressively follow healthcare laws and regulations that increase MS research, increase access to and affordability of quality health care, and provide affordable options for long-term care and more resources for caregivers.
Additionally, our office helps to manage advocacy efforts at the state and community level through our 50-state network of chapters. With the help of grassroots MS activists, chapters pursue local laws and programs in both the public and private areas to meet the needs of people living with MS. State and community issues focus on accessibility, healthcare coverage, employment, transportation, long-term care resources and more.