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Updates from Washington

News from Capitol Hill and statehouses across the country shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on the policies that The Michael J. Fox Foundation and our nationwide network of policy advocates are working on to support the Parkinson's community.

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    The National Parkinson's Project

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  • The MJFF public policy team meets with staff at the Seattle Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center.

    Champion a Critical Budget Boost for Veterans’ Parkinson’s Care

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) — in partnership with our nationwide network of advocates — champions legislative action to support research and care for veterans living with Parkinson's.
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  • 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.
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    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…
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    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.
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  • 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.
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