Parkinson’s Action Network – Making A Difference in the Lives of All Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Israel Robledo

Involvement as an advocate at any level takes time, effort, and patience. If there is an organization that fulfills the need for keeping up with policies and issues that affect the Parkinson’s community, the Parkinson’s Action Network is a must-join organization that allows you to take an active role in advocacy.

The spectrum for involvement starts at the e-advocate level, includes specific district delegates, and the assistant state director level. The time commitment depends on the extent that you’re interested in getting involved. The e-advocate responds to specific e-mails that PAN sends out when there is a pending vote, and support is needed from your member of Congress on an issue. The district delegate role is unique because your congressman is a key member and usually sits on a committee that deals with Parkinson’s related policies and your help is needed to contact them, seeking their help on a…

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