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Summer Update

Our Summer in Review: Advocacy and Education

What a Summer for Advocacy and Education! We know the summer isn’t over yet, but A LOT has been happening with ME advocacy and education in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we want to make sure you are up to date, in the loop, and ready for ...

Last week in review: CNN, Long-Covid Seminar, Severe ME Day & more!

Last week was inspiring and eventful! We had a huge turn-out for our US Advocacy Meeting about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) response to long Covid and ME, we co-hosted and organized a seminar for those with long Covid with amazing organizations and activists, #MEAction UK wrote an open ...
Scientists call for more European research on ME/CFS

Scientists Call for More European Research on ME

Editor’s Note: The below press release is from fellow ME advocates at the European ME Coalition (EMEC). The original EMEC press release can be found here. Check out #MEAction news archives for more about the origins of this campaign. Read about person with ME and advocate Evelien Van Den Brink’s ...

#MillionsMissing: Artists & Storytellers

Over the years, we’ve seen incredible pieces of art from people with ME. Many of these artworks move us, galvanize us, and let us into the inner world of the artist that we would otherwise never see. ME separates us from our lives and loved ones - from work, from ...
Evelien Van Den Brink EU Petition

The EU Committee on Petitions is preparing a resolution on ME

Hi everyone! Time for an update: We have super important news! The Committee on Petitions is preparing a resolution on ME! This is the first-ever resolution on ME in the EU and if adopted, this means a great leap forward towards our goal of attaining funding for biomedical research on ...

Cards for Koroshetz: Send a Holiday Card to NIH Demanding Action!

This holiday season, the #MEAction community plans to flood the mailbox of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with holiday cards calling for NIH NINDS Director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, to take immediate ACTIONS to end the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We need your help! Take action with us: ...

NOT ENOUGH! Sign the Petition Calling on the NIH to Take REAL Action for ME!

Not. Enough. Those are the two words the National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs to hear from all of us about their recent plan to address the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) crisis. The NIH already knows what they need to do but they refuse to allocate enough resources to get it done. Dr ...

Evelien’s Journey to Meet the EU Parliament

Hi everyone! First of all I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the success of the petition that asks for the EU to fund biomedical research on ME. So many people helped out by writing to their MEPs, translating documents, making phone calls, sharing ...

Race, Ethnicity and M.E.: Why We Need to Build a More Inclusive Movement and Why it Matters.

Values & Policy Initiative Learn more This article is part of our Values & Policy Initiative, a six-month long process for the community to come together to learn and discuss our core values, tactics and positions so that we are more unified in our work as a large, diverse community. This process will culminate in ...

Join #MEAction’s Board of Directors

#MEAction is building a global movement to fight for recognition, education and research so that one day, all people with ME will have access to compassionate, effective care. We are currently seeking patients, caregivers, and allies with one or more of the following experiences to join our Board of Directors: ...