A Parkinson Disease Support & Advocacy Organization
Movers & Shakers is committed to the Support, Education, Outreach & Encouragement of the Parkinson's community through our Programs & Cooperative Network of Caregivers, Medical Practitioners, & Legislators to enhance the quality of life of those affected by this disease.
The Power of Advocacy
The Parkinson’s Action Network presents “The Power of Advocacy” –
an exciting panel discussion about how advocacy can make a difference for the Parkinson’s community!
“Fewer than two dozen Members of Congress out of the 535 have any healthcare experience. So, they may have heard of Parkinson’s disease, but do they really know anything about it? You can communicate facts and figures, but it’s really important to build those relationships to educate.” – J.P. Paluskiewicz, Deputy Chief of Staff to Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX)
In this video, viewers will learn:
Why it’s important to reach out to your Members of Congress;
How to ask for what you want when emailing, calling, or meeting with congressional staff;
Why finding common ground and being realistic about the legislative process can help you get what you want;
Why telling your personal story, and the impact a policy decision has on you, is so important; and
How to follow up your meeting, phone call, or email effectively and get results!
James “J.P.” Paluskiewicz, Deputy Chief of Staff to Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Cynthia Rice, Vice President for Government Relations, JDRF
Israel Robledo, Parkinson’s Action Network Texas State Director
Lisa Shulman, M.D., Professor of Neurology, University of Maryland
We launched a worldwide appeal for one million people to sign the Global Parkinson's Pledge at the second World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow, Scotland on September 28, 2010, to help build a global Parkinson’s movement, to make Parkinson’s a priority health, social and economic issue around the world, and to advance the cure.
Tell us your stories. We want to hear how you or your organization are generating awareness or having events for PARKINSON'S DISEASE.