Tag: Advocacy

Day at the Capitol

Join us for our annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol to meet with your legislators, influence public policy, and share the challenges of living with epilepsy. This is your time to advocate for access to quality health care, availability of inclusive childcare, and continue our progress on Seizure Smart Schools

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Day at the Capitol

Get to know your state representatives and senator by sharing your epilepsy journey. EFMN staff will make legislative appointments for participants.

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Advocacy End of Session Wrapup

- Advocacy

The Minnesota epilepsy community had a strong and active advocate base this legislative session. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) appreciates all of the individuals and families who met with and called legislators, wrote letters and emails, attended Epilepsy Day at the Capitol, testified at hearings, attended rallies, and joined

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Meet Sylvia Nelson

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Sylvia Nelson frequently shares her story and invites others to do the same. After experiencing a storm of seizures in 2007, she began connecting with her legislators through EFMN’s annual Day at the Capitol. This gave her the opportunity to tell her story and educate lawmakers about living life with epilepsy.

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Meet Taylor Johnson

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Taylor Johnson: a recent Hamline University graduate, a former participant in EFMN’s Shining Star program, a dedicated epilepsy advocate, and one of Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota’s newest board members.

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