Join us on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, when we head to the state capitol to advocate for Mississippians impacted by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will be raising awareness and educating all while meeting with our State Representatives. Our goal is to have one person from each county (all 82 in Mississippi) to show how important to keep our state funding and increase knowledge about epilepsy. We want to ask for no more cuts to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and to continue with level funding. We also want to thank them for our funding and ask to continue to fund the programs and services offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.
Our State Representatives need to hear from you! They need to know how much you support the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation and what good it’s done for you and/or your family.
Meet in the Rotunda section B at 11:30p.m.- 2:00p.m. Group picture will be on the step on the capitol at 12:30 p.m., Please wear purple for the group picture. Everyone will receive a t-shirt to wear.
If you will be joining us on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, please register here:
Not sure what to say? Here is a sample email or letter you can use:
I’m a constituent of yours who is impacted by epilepsy. Did you know 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy? I ask that you continue the funding to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s Programs & Services as well as level funding for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Without them, we don’t have a voice to raise awareness and educate others.
Insert your personal story here:
I ask that you please consider the importance of the 60,000 Mississippians currently living with epilepsy and those yet to be diagnosed.
Thank you for your time and support,