Public Policy is an important part of the focus of The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter. We are proud to join with our families, supporters, and volunteers to advocate for the needs of people with ALS and their families.
Every Spring, The ALS Association holds The National ALS Advocacy Day & Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Each year we bring a delegation of people living with ALS, caregivers and anyone interested in advocating for ALS living in Tennessee. We meet with every legislator representing our service area in our state to educate them about ALS and urge their support for The ALS Association's Top Public Policy Priorities for that year. This Conference is open to anyone who is willing and able to attend. Click here to Learn More About National ALS Advocacy Day.
Our Chapter also conducts advocacy efforts on the state level. We work with people with ALS, their caregivers, families, and friends to stay focused on the local issues impacting their lives. ALS affects not only the patient, but our community and we strive to bring the state of Tennessee together to support ALS issues by educating local legislators on ALS and its effects on Tennessee families.
An ALS Association Advocate is a foot soldier in the battle to defeat ALS. An ALS Association Advocate is someone who is passionate about getting involved with government at all levels to draw awareness and resources to the people affected by this disease. An ALS Association Advocate is someone who is willing step outside of their comfort zone to effect real change in the way our government responds to the needs of the ALS community. Even if you aren't a friend relative, supporter or business associate of a legislator, you can open doors through your outreach. As an ALS Association Advocate, you can help change the laws and policies that affect thousands of persons with ALS and their families.