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Advocacy 101

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Effective advocacy begins with understanding how the system works. PPMD advocates have accomplished many things through their efforts in Washington, DC and your help is vital to ensure federal spending is appropriate for muscular dystrophy and to make public policy changes reflect the needs of those living with Duchenne. Explore this section to learn How a Bill Becomes a Law, an overview of Grassroots Lobbying, and more to bring you up to speed on Advocacy and Government and help you become a more effective advocate.

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Grassroots Lobbying
Guide to Congress
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Advocacy Glossary

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There has never been so much momentum in the Duchenne community. Help us keep moving forward by donating to fund CRISPR/Cas9 gene‑editing technology. Every gift to PPMD is being doubled until we raise $250,000—but we have to reach this goal by 12/31!