Join the movement. Create change. Be an MS activist.
For many people living with MS, the disease is just one challenge. We must work together to break down barriers to care, improve access to quality health services, and make MS therapies more affordable. We must pursue funding for more MS research and fight for disability rights. MS activists help turn those issues into national priorities.
Issue Assessment Survey
The chapter’s Maine Government Relations Committee is a volunteer advocacy committee that meets in the regional office in Falmouth. The committee is charged with identifying and prioritizing policy issues to be addressed at the state level to benefit Mainers with MS and their families. Your input will assist us in identifying issues or activities to work on. Thank you! All responses will be kept confidential.
Thousands of people are getting involved as MS activists. Many are individuals who live with MS. Some are friends and family members. And many simply recognize their passion and ability to make a difference.
The Maine Government Relations Committee has begun meeting to determine state public policy priority issues for the next legislative session. If you have an issue that's important to you, please let us know by sending an email to Michelle.Dickson@nmss.org.
Check back in November for updates.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 20!
The Greater New England Chapter served as an event sponsor for each state’s ADA anniversary event. MS informational booths were at each location. Chapter members, disability activists and public officials joined together in celebrating the milestone passage of disability rights. In Maine the celebration hosted by Apha One coalition was held at Husson University, Gracie Theatre with ADA recognition awards presented and officiated by Governor Baldacci.
Gov. Baldacci, Maine,
at ADA Celebration in Bangor.