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Updates from Washington

News from our nation’s capital shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Also learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.


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    How MJFF Advocates for the 80,000 U.S. Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

    This Veterans Day, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is recognizing the estimated 80,000 veterans living with Parkinson's in the United States.

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    Update from D.C.: EPA Allows Usage of Hazardous Pesticide Paraquat to Continue in the U.S.

    On October 23, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reapproved the herbicide paraquat, which is known to increase risk of PD, for use in the United States.

  • Advocates meet with lawmakers on Researcher Hill Day

    The Power of "You" in Parkinson's Public Policy


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    Know Your Rights: Voting by Mail and Signature Verification

    Every state has a different plan when it comes to signature verification and mail-in ballots. For some people with Parkinson’s, the very real concern is that the signature on the ballot may not match…

  • Ask the MD: Living with Parkinson’s Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    MJFF Leadership Discusses the Importance of Telehealth in Parkinson’s and What You Can Do to Advocate for this Issue Today

    MedPage Today reporter Judy George recently reported on telehealth and Parkinson’s disease.

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    Californians: Vote Yes on Prop 14 to Maintain Critical Parkinson’s Research

    On November 3, Californians have an opportunity to vote on Proposition 14 and set aside $1.5 billion for neurological disease research.

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