Today we are calling on you to make sure all elected Members of Parliament are aware of what’s needed for Canadians affected by MS to live the best lives possible. Our MPs will set the tone for legislation – and we need you to send them a message asking them to make important changes that will lead to more secure jobs and income for people affected by MS, and a higher investment in MS research to accelerate the development of a treatment for progressive MS.
I’ve spent the better part of the past 12 years advocating for change to improve quality of life for Canadians affected by MS. I’m pleased to say that 2015 was a big year with the landmark Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) roundtable and report and our successful #ElectToFight federal election online campaign – but we aren’t going to slow down now that we’re gaining momentum—we’re only just getting started.
Canadians living with MS can’t wait any longer—and we’re excited to have you on board, helping us push these issues forward.
“I was diagnosed with MS in 1997, and I still can’t believe how much the landscape has changed in the last two decades. We have so many more options now than my mother did when she was diagnosed. The landscape is still changing, and the MS Society recognizes that we need to keep pace with that. That’s why I choose to work with them to advocate for our rights—because we have the right to live in a society that is fully inclusive of people living with all disabilities. This is how I’m fighting to end MS.” – Andrea Butcher-Milne, diagnosed in 1997
[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”15″ images=”946,947,948″ onclick=”custom_link” custom_links_target=”_blank” custom_links=”http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=41&ea.campaign.id=46972&ea.tracking.id=4rl19s7w,http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=41&ea.campaign.id=46972&ea.tracking.id=4rl19s7w,http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=41&ea.campaign.id=46972&ea.tracking.id=4rl19s7w” img_size=”1024 x 768″][vc_column_text]Now that our new government is settling in on the hill, we’re calling on you again to hold your elected Members of Parliament accountable for the changes that need to happen for Canadians affected by MS. There are many gaps in our current support system that don’t adequately address the needs of people with episodic illnesses like MS. Together, we can continue to push for the government of Canada to take action on MS.
Your contribution to this campaign is essential, as we press the new government to implement key recommendations for greatly improved employment and income support, caregiver supports, coordinated lifelong care, and more research in progressive MS.
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My message to my MP is sent. Thank you so much Neil for being a voice for Canadians with MS on these important issues. We are incredibly fortunate to have you on our sides.