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MS State Advocacy Days

large group of people on steps for MS State Advocacy Days

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society does a wide range of things to help people living with and affected by MS. One of their main focuses is on helping people to take action, from fighting for accessibility to expanding their rights. To do this, one of the things they organize are MS State Action Days. On these days, activists work to raise awareness and advocate for policy decisions that will help people with MS. You can join activists on specified days to advocate with state Representatives, Senators, Assembly Members, and other policy makers. You can visit their website to learn more about becoming a MS activist, a digital activist, or ways you can advocate on social media. Below are upcoming MS State Action Days by state.

On February 5th, a Certified Mobility Consultant from our Marietta location joined others at his State Action Day in Georgia. They were advocating on behalf of two bills, Bill 359 in the House of Representatives and Bill 888 in the Senate. Bill 359 is known as the “Consumer Coverage and Protection for Out-of-Network Medical Care Act” and aims to amend current laws surrounding health insurance to extend benefits and raise standards. Bill 888 is also to change the current standards of insurance and includes many points of change, including: protection against surprise billing, aid in resolving payment disputes, to make in-network costs clearer, and more.

                                                     California March 30, 2020
                                                     Colorado March 19, 2020
                                                     Connecticut April 2020
                                                     Florida February 4-5, 2020
                                                     Georgia February 5, 2020
                                                     Illinois March 18-19, 2020
                                                     Iowa March 24, 2020
                                                     Kansas February 3, 2020
                                                     Kentucky February 11-12, 2020
                                                     Louisiana April 2020
                                                     Maine March 19, 2020
                                                     Maryland February 13, 2020
                                                     Massachusetts March 24, 2020
                                                     Michigan May 6, 2020
                                                     Minnesota February 25, 2020
                                                     Mississippi January 28, 2020
                                                     Missouri February 19, 2020 
                                                     New Hampshire February 2020
                                                     New Jersey May 2020
                                                     New Mexico February 6, 2020
                                                     New York January 29, 2020
                                                     North Carolina May 27, 2020
                                                     Ohio March 31, 2020
                                                     Oklahoma March 2020
                                                     Oregon February 6, 2020
                                                     Pennsylvania April 7, 2020
                                                     Rhode Island March 2020
                                                     South Carolina February 19, 2020
                                                     Tennessee February 4, 2020
                                                     Texas September 14-15, 2020
                                                     Vermont March 12, 2020
                                                     Virginia January 26-27, 2020
                                                     Washington February 5, 2020

Showing your support can be easy with the tools the MS Society provides. Whether you can advocate in person at your state governments or take to online advocacy, it’s an important step to begin to enact change.


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