***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER***
Please contact your SENATORS and urge them to co-sponsor a ME/CFS Awareness Day Resolution NOW!
Although the original co-sponsors would like to receive sign-ons as soon as possible and ideally by COB Wed, May 8th, they’re willing to accept co-sponsors up until the passage of the bill, targeted for this Fri, 5/10. Senators Markey and Collins will then “hotline” the resolution on Wednesday, May 8th with the intent of passing it Friday, May 10th. If your senators cannot make the deadline to co-sponsor, please ask them to support – or at least not object to – the Resolution’s passage by unanimous consent.
If you know a staffer at your senators offices, please contact them directly!
(1) supports the goals of International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day.
(2) Recognizes and affirms the commitment of the United States to—
(A) supporting research and medical education for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and
(B) promoting awareness among health professionals and the public about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and
(3) recognizes the continued importance of—
(A) health care professionals and medical researchers who care for individuals with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and
(B) the work of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other Federal agencies, in conjunction with researchers, clinicians, stakeholders, experts, and individuals with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, to discover the cause of, and develop and improve diagnosis of, treatments for, and a cure for, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
You can read the full resolution here.
After you have sent your emails, please follow up with a call to your Senator’s office. Go here to find your SENATORS: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Once you have identified the phone number for their Washington DC office, you can use the script below to make your call.
Hello, my name is _______ (your name) and I am calling from _______ (city), ______ (state) in zip code ______ (your zip code). I am calling to ask Senator _________ to please co-sponsor a resolution in support of ME/CFS Awareness Day.
I already emailed this request and the resolution to your office. Although the original co-sponsors would like to receive sign-ons as soon as possible and ideally by COB Wed, 5/8 they’re willing to accept co-sponsors up until the passage of the bill, targeted for this Fri, 5/10 If your office cannot make this deadline, please let us know that the Senator will support – or at least not object to – the Resolution passing by unanimous consent.
To sign on, please contact Brianna Battle in Senator Markey’s office at Brianna_Battle@markey.senate.gov or (202) 224-2742 or Maria Olson in Senator Collins’ office at Maria_Olson@aging.senate.gov or (202) 224-2523.