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Category Archives: Congress

Congressman Jack Bergman becomes Champion for ME!

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Up with the Marines! We are so pleased that Congressman Jack Bergman (R, MI-1), a former Marine general, has become a champion for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Michigan advocates led by Lori Chapo-Kroger, RN, president of Pandora Org, and supported by the #MEAction Congressional team, did a video conference ...

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 ...

Historic Congressional Resolution Passes for ME!

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Senate Resolution passed! This is a great victory for all people with ME ...

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, ...

What A Day…

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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 ...

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 ...

Increased Funding for ME Research and Education

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    ***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 ...

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

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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 ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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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 ...