Category: Congress

What A Day…

What A Day… ME Advocacy Day 2019 was a huge success! #MEAction and Solve ME/CFS Initiative were very excited to partner for this year’s Advocacy Day and we were blown away by everyone’s response and involvement. With over 200+ people registered to attend in person and even more of you taking action from home, we

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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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Advocate for ME on the Hill! Only One Week left to Register!

You still have one week left to register for Advocacy Day 2019 in Washington, DC! You may be trying to decide whether or not you should come (and, please, put your health first) or send a loved one in your place, so we thought we would ask some people who have attended about their perspective on Advocacy

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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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Register Now for ME/CFS Advocacy Week 2019!

Listen to the article:  #MEAction and Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) are excited to announce a joint partnership for ME/CFS Advocacy Week & DC Lobby Day 2019!  The week of meetings with representatives, call-in actions and online events will take place from Monday, April 1 to Sunday, April 7th. The keystone event, Lobby Day 2019, when hundreds

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Advocacy Round-Up: End-of-Year, 2018

Our community’s advocacy work end with a big finale with our meeting with the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)!  Catch up on the latest global news from the past few months. U.S. NIH #MEAction representatives met with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, Dr. Francis Collins, and other key NIH leaders

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