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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 policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and our nationwide network of Parkinson’s policy advocates are working to effect positive change for our community.

  • 2023 PD Policy Wins

    From the National Plan to a Toxic Chemical Ban: What Your Advocacy Accomplished in 2023

    In 2023, our policy advocates took more than 78,000 actions to help policymakers understand what matters to the Parkinson's community. Find out how your advocacy has moved the needle!

  • The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C.

    Breaking News from D.C.: EPA Proposes Ban of TCE, a Toxic Chemical Known to Increase Risk of Parkinson’s

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a full ban of TCE, a toxic chemical known to increase risk of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

  • 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.

  • 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?

    The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act Passed by the House

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

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