2013 Public Policy Essay Contest

Each year in March, hundreds of volunteer activists and staff from across the country gather in Washington, DC to attend the National MS Society’s Public Policy Conference. The Conference, which takes place March 4-6, is the largest gathering of MS activists. Volunteers and staff learn about the National MS Society’s federal legislative priorities at educational sessions, learn about government relations and meet other activists from across the country.

On Wednesday, March 6, we storm the hill, taking our message to our federal elected officials. Last year, we boldy asked for more MS research money for the National Institute of Health and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and we asked our elected officials to provide more support for caregivers.

Sound exciting? You could be the next activist selected to join us in DC. Simply submit your essay for consideration. Click here for a copy of the essay guidelines and questions.