ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Progress


Government Advocacy

Advocacy is an important part of our Chapter's mission. We are proud to join with our PALS to advocate for the needs of people with ALS and their families.

National Advocacy

Each May, the ALS Association holds an Advocacy Day and Public Policy conference in Washington, DC.  We meet with every legislator representing our service area—22 in all—to educate them about ALS and urge their support for The ALS Association's Public Policy Priorities.

To learn about the National ALS Advocacy Days, visit

By Phone: you may also register by calling the Public Policy Department at 1-877-444-ALSA.

Advocacy Materials for Download

ALS In the Military

Become an Advocate

Your Voice Counts!

An ALS Association Advocate is a foot soldier in the battle to defeat ALS. An ALS Association Advocate is someone who is passionate about getting involved with government at all levels to draw awareness and resources to the people affected by this disease. An ALS Association Advocate is someone who is willing step outside of their comfort zone to effect real change in the way our government responds to the needs of the ALS community. Even if you aren't a friend relative, supporter or business associate of a legislator, you can open doors through your outreach. As an ALS Association Advocate, you can help change the laws and policies that affect thousands of persons with ALS and their families.