More than 70 ordinary people turned activists participated in last year's Advocacy Day. During a fiscal year, like this one, characterized by a looming budget shortfall, these activists played a key role in securing funding for programs critical for people living with MS. The group's visits to legislators helped ensure that the Stem Cell Research Fund, which was facing drastic cuts, received adequate funding. This victory made it possible to continue the important basic research in this emerging field that could ultimately lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of MS. Additionally, the group successfully advocated for a hospital representative on the Maryland Health Insurance Plan board, which was previously dominated by insurance representatives. "Volunteers played a critical role in these tremendous victories," Eric Gally, President of Gally Public Affairs, said.
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Our priority issues for this years
This one hour Teleconference Prep Call aims to bring
|February 17, 2009|
|Join us in Annapolis for the annual Maryland Advocacy Day.
Meet one on one with your legislators to discuss public policy
issues that affect people living with MS.
|February 24, 2009|