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Category Archives: Actions

Announcing the Art Picks for Postcards to Doctors

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#MEAction is launching an initiative that will allow you to help educate your local clinicians, called Postcards to Doctors! Postcards to Doctors will work a lot like Postcards to Voters. The Postcards to Voters campaign leveraged handwritten postcards to individuals in order to encourage them to vote.  Postcards to Doctors will ...
Sign the petition to ask the EU for increased funding for biomedical research into ME

Sign a petition to ask the EU for funding for biomedical research

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Hello EU! The best way to combat a hopeless situation is to act! Please help us by signing a petition that asks the EU for increased funding for biomedical research into ME. There are about 2 million ME patients in the EU. That’s only an estimate, because reliable figures aren’t even available. But ...

Hannah Bowlus: Fighting Inequality, Finding Power in Community

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  I'm Hannah Bowlus and I’m the administrative assistant at #MEAction. I take care of basic things like mailing t-shirts, archiving and scheduling calls. I talk with a lot of you. The more I get to know this community the more urgent and vital our work feels. I get to see ...

Call for Artists! Sending postcards to doctors!

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CALL FOR ARTISTS We’re taking art submissions for our upcoming Postcards to Doctors initiative! Postcards to Doctors will work a lot like Postcards to Voters. The Postcards to Voters campaign leveraged handwritten postcards to individuals in order to encourage them to vote.  Postcards to Doctors will use the same model in ...

Thank The Senate Resolution Co-Sponsors!

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Thank The Senate Resolution Co-Sponsors! This past weekend we celebrated the passing of the bipartisan Senate Resolution, S.Res. 225, in honor of International ME/CFS Awareness Day. Now is the time to thank the lead sponsors, Senator Markey and Collins, plus the other 13 Senators who co-sponsored this historic resolution!!   Two Ways ...

Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

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Rat Queens, a show on the popular Twitch channel, HyperRPG, is hosting a fundraiser for #MEAction this Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm PST. Twitch is a live streaming platform and anyone can watch and participate from their homes! 100% of  the proceeds will go to #MEAction. Rat Queens (based on the Image Comic ...

Urgent – Contact Your Senators Now to Co-sponsor the ME/CFS Awareness Day Resolution

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***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, ...
#MillionsMissing in Edinburgh

Q&A with #MillionsMissing UK Organisers

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On Thursday 18th April, #MEAction UK held a conference call with organisers of #MillionsMissing event past and present from across the UK. There are already events planned for 2019 in all 12 UK regions, with over 25 events in the UK Claire from Southampton, Janet from Edinburgh, Carolyn from Sheffield and Denise ...

Advocacy Week Local Actions

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***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER***   ADVOCACY WEEK LOCAL ACTIONS As many of you know, Advocacy day is April 3rd in DC. Activists will be traveling from around the United States to have meetings with their elected officials to demand recognition and action for people with ME. No matter if you are ...

Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Senator Markey is currently asking for support from his fellow Senators for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (Defense committee) What our ...