Back in February 2017, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) publicly announced at a packed town hall meeting that he would advocate for ME. A few short months later, he did just that! His first act as an ME advocate was to sponsor a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on May 18th. The briefing — which included speakers Carol Head and Dr. Zaher Nahle from SMCI and Jen Brea from MEAction — was a success, attended by dozens of people, including Congressional and NIH staffers. This briefing was part of a national effort organized by Solve ME/CFS Initiative and #MEAction, which included local, online, phone, and in-person advocacy efforts. Watch Markey’s fantastic opening remarks here: https://youtu.be/IT1gLfiFkjs
Let’s send some love — and a warm “thank you” — to Senator Markey for his ME advocacy.
Sign the group “thank you” card: http://www.groupcard.
You can sign the card up until May 30th. Perhaps include a photo of yourself or a few words about what it means to you to finally have a champion for ME in the U.S. Senate and on Capitol Hill.
- Twitter: @SenMarkey
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/
- Website “contact us” form: www.markey.senate.gov/
contact (zip code required, but non-Massachusetts residents can also use this form). Sample message: “Thank you for sponsoring the ME Congressional Briefing. Millions of disabled Americans with ME are grateful to have you as our champion on Capitol Hill.” Then add anything else you wish. If you are a Massachusetts resident please state that.