Get Involved With Advocacy in Pennsylvania
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of The ALS Association are working together to seek funding and support from the state of Pennsylvania. With the help of Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-100), Rep. David Millard, Sen. Pat Vance, and other allies in Harrisburg, we have been working steadily toward this goal. In 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature approved a $300,000 line item for ALS patient services. Pennsylvania advocates have worked hard to continue this line item, which was extended and approved again in 2013 and 2014. Our goal in 2015 is to increase this line item to $500,000 and many lawmakers in Harrisburg have expressed support, but we need you to help contact local officials to share your stories and make a difference in funding patient care.
Over the course of the coming year, we must reach out to every legislator and request their support for this important effort. If you would like to receive regular email updates regarding these issues, or if you have any questions about this effort, please contact Tony Heyl at (215) 643-5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the letter from Senator Pat Vance and her allies below and click here to view video of our press conference from April 21, 2015 at our State Advocacy Day.