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Contact Your Policymakers

Your voice is powerful.

By helping policymakers understand what is fundamentally important to those who know Parkinson's disease intimately, you can shape their decision-making. Contact your elected officials now and tell them how they can use their votes to support Parkinson’s research and care.

Want to stay up to date on Parkinson's public policy? Sign up to join our policy network at michaeljfox.org/advocacy.

  • Doctor looking at iPad with patient

    Improve Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment

    Catching cognitive impairment — a worrisome symptom of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s — is crucial to putting patients on the right treatment path. Tell Congress to advance the CHANGE Act to improve earlier detection of cognitive changes in patients.
  • Scientist with test tube

    Support Patient Access to Tests Used to Diagnose Parkinson’s

    A drug that contains a radioactive substance, known as a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical, can help health care providers diagnose and determine the severity of diseases like Parkinson’s. But these drugs are not available to all Parkinson's patients. Urge Congress to expand access now.
  • The Capitol Building.

    Thank Congress for Passing the National Plan to End Parkinson's Act

    Congress passed the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act on May 23, 2024! While we celebrate this historic moment together, please take a moment to thank the 215 members Congress who prioritized the Parkinson's community by supporting this bill.
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    Tell Congress to Fund Critical Parkinson’s Research and Care

    Congress is currently making budget decisions for fiscal year 2025. Tell them to fund Parkinson’s research and care now.
  • NY State Advocacy Barbara Zimmerman

    Make Sure States Prioritize Parkinson's Policies in 2024

    Most state legislative sessions are short — about 3-6 months — which means many 2024 sessions are already halfway over. Have you urged your lawmakers to prioritize Parkinson’s yet?
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    The House Passed the National Plan — The Senate is Up Next!

    The House of Representatives passed the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act! Now we need the Senate to follow their House colleagues' lead and advance this critical bill.
  • Kristi LaMonica NY State Advocacy

    Tell Congress: Pass the National Plan to End Parkinson's Act

    Add your name to our petition to tell Congress to pass the National Plan to End Parkinson's Act (H.R. 2365/S.1064).
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    Help Advance the Safe Step Act

    Advocate for legislation that would change protocols that prevent people with Parkinson's from accessing the medication they need.
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    Tell Congress to Ban Harmful Toxins Linked to Parkinson's

    Ask Congress to support a bill that calls for banning paraquat and other dangerous pesticides used in farming and agriculture.
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    Share your contact information and we’ll make sure you receive the latest action alerts and policy updates directly to your inbox.
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“Don’t ever be afraid to tell your story, because the more people calling and emailing their members of Congress, the better. Our voices matter.”
Judy Bellenfant Parkinson’s advocate and care partner
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