Category: Actions

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season!

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season! And announcing: #MEAction’s first Pinterest boards! Together, the #MEAction community has made the Postcards to Doctors initiative an incredible success: there have been approximately 5,500 requests for postcards to doctors across 43 states! We are so thankful to see people across the country step up to

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Postcards to Doctors returns!

Great news!  Postcards to Doctors has relaunched as of today, October 1!  You can now request new postcards and addresses here.  If you requested postcards or addresses during the month of September, we’ve resumed generating addresses and sending postcards as of today, and you should receive yours within the next few weeks.  Want to learn

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

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 we know we

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Hannah Bowlus: Fighting Inequality, Finding Power in Community

  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 everything that’s going on

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Call for Artists! Sending postcards to doctors!

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 order to encourage clinicians

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Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

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 Book Series by

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Advocacy Week Local Actions

***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 in DC

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Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

  ***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

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Increased Funding for ME Research and Education

  ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo, are currently asking for support from their fellow House Members 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

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Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted by #MEAction and SMCI

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