#MEAction Washington is asking all of Seattle to come out and support our #MissingMillions protest!
The Seattle protest is on May 25 in front of the Henry M. Jackson Federal building at 915 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle. This peaceful demonstration will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and will emphasize how people with ME/CFS are missing equitable governmental funding, adequate medical care, proper training for doctors, and ultimately, missing out on our own lives.
The first way you can help is to show up to the event. The more people who rally behind us, the more likely our voices will be heard. It will be a low-key event, because most people with ME/CFS cannot tolerate much sound, light, or motion. So bring your camp chair, your picnic lunch, and take a look at the rows of shoes telling the stories of the 25% of us who are housebound or bedridden.
We also encourage you to ask your friends, your family members, your church, and other community groups to attend. Because we are so disabled, we need others to stand in for us. We could also use volunteers to help with set-up, making posters, chauffeuring, providing sandwiches, and other necessary tasks.
If you live in Alaska, Idaho, Washington, or Oregon and would like to participate in our event from afar, there are two ways to get involved. You can email a photo of yourself along with your full name, city, state and the number of years you’ve had this illness. Additionally, you can send us a pair of shoes tagged with your name, a small biography, or a slogan. For further information, direct your emails to [email protected].
To find out more about the #MillionsMissing campaign, contact #MEAction on Facebook or Twitter.
You have the ability to make a difference in the future of ME/CFS. Join the #MillionsMissing protest today!