As part of our efforts to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies, we are committed to providing the information and tools necessary to advocate for change that supports individuals impacted by epilepsy.
Advocacy can take many shapes: two minutes out of your day to tweet your federal delegation about an upcoming bill, twenty minutes to talk with a neighbor about an issue in your community, two hours to speak at and attend a school board meeting. It is your opportunity to have a voice. Add your story and be part of the community voice speaking up to support our vision of a world where people with seizures realize their full potential.
The strength of our organization rests in large part on the volunteers that make our mission come to life each day. Our grassroots advocacy efforts would not be possible without our committed advocates. In 2016 2,200 people participated in our advocacy efforts. Join this committed group – we provide the tools you need to be an epilepsy advocate.
The Epilepsy Foundation is the national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by chronic seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation’s advocacy priorities include securing federal funding, ensuring access to care, fostering biomedical innovation, and safeguarding disability rights. EFMN is an affiliate of the national organization and a member of the “Speak Up Speak Out” campaign.
The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MNCCD) is a broad-based coalition of advocacy and provider organizations, working to change public policy to improve the lives of people with disabilities. MNCCD address public policy issues by collaborating with others, advocating, educating, influencing change, and creating awareness. EFMN is a coalition member.
The Coalition for Children with Disabilities is dedicated to protecting the rights and services of children with disabilities and their families. Through Pacer Center, the coalition addresses problems and concerns related to special education. EFMN is a coalition member.
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and enhance the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.