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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.

  • Maryland Governor Wes Moore with Julia Pitcher

    Big “Wins” and Next Steps in State Advocacy: Your Parkinson’s Advocacy Is Making a Difference

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) public policy team began engaging on state-specific legislation in 2022 and has since overseen numerous legislative victories.

  • What's Going on with Health Care in Washington?

    Congress Reintroduces the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

    Congress has reintroduced the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease.

  • NY State Advocacy Event

    New York Rallies for a Statewide Parkinson’s Disease Research Registry

    A resource for better understanding Parkinson’s disease (PD) are patient registries. The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) public policy team recently joined New York State lawmakers and advocates…

  • Capital Building

    Science Shows We Must Ban TCE to Help Prevent Parkinson’s Risk

    Scientists have validated what the Parkinson’s community has long suspected: exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

  • Washington D.C.

    Breaking News: EPA to Reconsider Herbicide Paraquat

    An important breakthrough in ongoing work to ban paraquat, an herbicide thought to increase Parkinson’s risk by 100 to 500 percent, depending on overall exposure.

  • Capital Building

    National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act Will Be Reintroduced in New Congress in 2023

    Congress has introduced The National Plan to End Parkinson's Act, the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease.

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

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