Building on the successful model developed in Minnesota, U2FP Advocacy Director Matthew Rodreick is working with local advocates in additional states to pursue research funding at the state level. In Pennsylvania, the local group has already had a bill introduced into the legislature and Washington is soon to follow. Georgia and Wisconsin are the new targets and preliminary conversations have begun with community members there. We invite and welcome additional advocates to help champion the cause. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can become part of the Cure Advocacy Network.
The follow up presentation to NASCAR and The Conestoga Wagon Train was a primer for how the MN legislators saw our SCI community’s advocacy effort. They told the story from their perspective providing valuable insights into what makes sense to a legislators priorities.