Local Advocacy Efforts

The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter works both federally and locally to advocate on all fronts for the ALS community. Board members, staff, and advocacy volunteers have made progressive strides in urging legislators to make decisions that will positively impact the lives of people living with ALS and their families.

2019 Advocacy Conference

National Advocacy

Our federal advocacy work focuses on educating and mobilizing all members of Congress and the Administration in a nonpartisan fashion to achieve the mission of The ALS Association: To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Public Policy Priorities

ALS Advocacy Pays Off, Ending SSDI Waiting Period

Local Advocacy

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Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with ALS

In conjunction with The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, our Chapter sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine requesting people living with ALS in Ohio receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest possible phase and that their caregivers be treated as frontline health care workers who are immediately eligible to be vaccinated.
Ohio ALS License Plate

Ohio ALS Awareness License Plate Signed Into Law

After over 16 years of work on the ALS Awareness License Plate project, S.B. 163 was signed into law on October 22, 2020. Watch Gov. Mike DeWine and the sponsoring legislators join together for the signing on the OhioChannel livestream recording.
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