by Marcella Durand
Every year, more than 325 MS activists from all over the country gather to celebrate advocacy achievements and kick off the year’s federal policy initiatives at the National MS Society’s Public Policy Conference (PPC). The 2015 conference is being held near Washington, D.C., from March 9–11.
At the conference, MS activists typically visit more than 350 offices on Capitol Hill to share how multiple sclerosis has affected their lives and urge legislators’ support for issues such as funding for critical MS research. Those not able to attend in person join the effort through social media and email campaigns. The conference is just a part of MS activists’ year-round work to fuel impact and influence public policy at all levels. To learn more and get involved, visit nationalMSsociety.org/advocacy.