What does it mean to be an ALS advocate?
ALS advocates use their voices and experience to inform legislators about the critical needs of people living with ALS, their families and caregivers. As an ALS advocate, you can build relationships with your lawmakers that can help advance legislation, create and improve policies, and change laws to help the thousands of people living with ALS.
When we join together as ALS advocates, we can make real change happen.
If you have a passion for sharing your story, empowering others, and making sure your voice is heard, sign up to become an ALS advocate today.
Meet Locally with Your Legislators
One of the most effective ways to influence the legislative process and build relationships with your members of Congress is to meet with them during a congressional recess. Several times throughout the year, Congress recesses and representatives return to their home states and districts to meet with constituents. This provides ALS advocates the perfect opportunity to educate legislators about the needs of people living with ALS and advocate for our legislative priorities.
We’ve created a comprehensive toolkit which includes all the resources you may need to help you plan and lead impactful meetings with your members of congress.
Explore the Many Ways YOU can Take Action Today
Participate in our Action Alerts
Stay up to date with the latest issues and simple actions you can take to help fight for the ALS community.
SEE ACTION ALERTS
Find Your Elected Officials
Learn more about your legislators, the issues they support, and how you can contact them directly.
Share an Interaction with Us
Logging your interactions with elected officials is critically important to ensuring our advocacy strategies are based on the most up-to-date information.
LOG AN INTERACTION
Share a Legislator Relationship with Us
Logging relationships or connections you have with elected officials will enable us to continue providing highly impactful advocacy engagement opportunities.
LOG A RELATIONSHIP
Familial ALS: My Family’s ALS Story
Mary Johnson has lost 16 members of her family to a genetic form of ALS. Today, she is a staunch advocate, sharing her family’s story with legislators and fighting for change for the ALS community. Read her story.
Whether as a person living with ALS or as a caregiver or loved one to someone living with the disease, sharing your story can help others in the ALS community and beyond feel connected to the impact ALS has on the people it touches.