Become an Advocate
As an ALS Association Advocate, you can help change the laws and policies that affect thousands of people with ALS and their families.
What is Advocacy and why is it important?
1. A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is a leader in advocating for policies that improve the lives of those living with ALS, their families, and caregivers. Working in partnership with our ALS community, the Golden West Chapter’s advocacy efforts have led to increased federal funding for ALS research, passage of the Medicare waiver for ALS patients, the presumptive disability ruling from the Social Security Administration, and state funding.
How You Can Help
ALS doesn’t stop, and neither do we. To grow our impact and fuel our advocacy efforts, we need your support.
Our advocates are passionate about encouraging government officials at all levels - state, local, and federal - to improve awareness and resources for people affected by ALS. Advocates are people who affect real change in the way that our government responds to the needs of the ALS community.
Even if you aren't a friend, relative, or supporter of a legislator, your outreach can help open doors. Advocates with the ALS Association help change the laws and policies that affect all people with ALS and their families every single year.
Become an ALS advocate today! If you’d prefer, you can also make a donation to help support our advocacy efforts.