At the heart of all advocacy efforts are the advocates themselves — the people who find the time to tell their stories and make their needs and voices heard. Since United Spinal’s first Roll on Capitol Hill five years ago, hundreds of passionate wheelchair users and members of the SCI/D community have trekked to Washington, D.C., to make sure that their representatives understand the needs of our community. This June 26-29, attendees will storm Capitol Hill to carry on the fight for a wide range of issues, including: access to complex rehab technology, the Disability Integration Act, Medicare and Medicaid reforms, SCI research, accessible transportation and much more. With more than 150 attendees registered so far, this year’s group is already the largest in the event’s five-year history, and the most geographically diverse, with rollers hailing from 32 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Before they tell their stories to America’s policy makers, we thought we’d have them tell you why they are excited about rolling on our nation’s capital.