Roll on Capitol Hill


This year’s Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) was the best yet thanks to all of you, advocates, friends, Congressional allies and champions. From June 22-25, over 100 wheelchair users and advocates from 26 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, converged on Washington, DC, participating in over 200 meetings with their congressional representatives to spark progress in transforming disability policies. Our presence was strong; our voice was heard! Let’s keep pushing for change!

Critical issues to our community addressed at this year’s Roll included the need for better access to health care (i.e., prescription drugs, medical equipment, medical supplies and supports and services), social security benefits, disability rights, employment opportunities as well as accessible transportation.

ROCH is our annual legislative advocacy event that addresses issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. ROCH allows our strong advocacy work to thrive as we participate in coalitions and partnerships across a broad spectrum of issues important to our 40,000 members, 200 support groups and over 1 million individuals impacted by (SCI/D) and disorders. Find out more.

Check out our position papers to view our current advocacy efforts.

ROCH 2014 Recap Video-produced by Jason DaSilva

ROCH 2014 Public Photo Gallery

ROCH 2014 Powerpoints:

Thanks to all 2014 Roll on Capitol Hill Leadership Committee Members for your support.

AbbVie-Hayden Rhudy
ABC Medical-Keith Jones
AdvaMed-Wanda Moebius
Allergan-Susan Stone
Astellas Pharma-Mary-Lacey Reuther
AT&T-Susan Diegelman
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals-Timothy Hermes
Bard Medical-David Parr
BIO-Lauren Neff
CEA Foundation-Stephen Ewell
Hollister Incorporated-Richard McEnroe
Hollister Incorporated-Deanna Eaves
Inclusion Solutions-Patrick Hughes, Jr.
Invacare-Cara Bachenheimer
Invacare-Julie Jackson
Medical Technologies of GA-Randy Golden
Merck, Inc.-Hilary Hansen
MV1-John Walsh
NCART-Don Clayback
Numotion-Alexis Ward
Permobil-Darren Jernigan
PhRMA-Alicia Subasinghe
PhRMA-Kim Love
Pride Mobility-Seth Johnson
Rational 360-Kristi Lengyel
Teleflex-Grant Friedrich
Verizon-Tom Maguire
VGM/US Rehab-Greg Packer
VGM-Tom Powers
Zimmer-Cate Thorin


‘Independence Through Advocacy’ Webinar Series
United Spinal’s Public Policy department hosts a series of webinars on legislative polices and advocacy strategies that are useful to Roll on Capitol Hill participants. View our webinar page for past and upcoming webinars.

Contact Info
If you have any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Barb Witten at (443) 454-5996 or email: You can also submit general inquiries through our online help desk.