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Category Archives: Local advocacy

#MEAction Launches its U.S. State Chapter Initiative

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We’re so excited to announce we’re growing our community’s impact through the expansion of #MEAction USA’s formal State Chapters.  #MEAction USA’s State Chapters build local capacity around volunteer engagement, congressional outreach, local and state advocacy, and medical education, and support awareness raising efforts for ME. State chapters also act as laboratories ...
#MEAction Scotland volunteer Gillian Grant

Volunteers: the bedrock of every #MEAction Scotland campaign

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything #MEAction Scotland does. We are always looking for more people to help make a difference and support our work in Scotland. Currently, #MEAction Scotland is run by a small group of volunteers, most of whom have ME, with support from the UK coordinator ...
People travelled from all over Scotland to attend #MillionsMissing Glasgow

Hundreds gather for #MillionsMissing Glasgow

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#MillionsMissing Glasgow on 12 May, 2019, was a huge success, and took place in glorious sunshine which is fairly unusual for this Scottish city! A crowd of around 400, many of whom had travelled from across Scotland, heard people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) speak about their experience of the illness ...

South Carolina Raises Awareness about ME

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My name is Robert Jacobs, MD and I am a retired Physician and caregiver for my wife who has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for more than 9 years. Despite the historical, tourism and quality-of-life allure of this beautiful state, we discovered a paucity of medical care available to patients with ME/CFS, ...

HUGE Event for ME in Boston

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Follow Rivka Solomon on Twitter: @RivkaTweets "Now that's the kind of event that gives hope. Real hope. Tangible, actionable hope. It's infuriating that the standard of "care" for #Millions Missing is mostly built on disinformation. This kind of event is how we change this mad injustice." - @RichardVallee on Twitter Every now and ...

How to Represent ME at the Women’s March

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#MEAction Colorado is organizing a small cohort to join the Women’s March in Denver this Saturday, Jan. 19th. (See details.) We plan to walk the shorter, ADA-friendly route with empty wheelchairs displaying signs that say, “Too ill to be here,” listing names of Colorado people who cannot participate due to ...

Community Roundup – End-Of-Year, 2018

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As always, our community continues to amaze us with its tenacity, creativity, intellect, hard work and generosity. Enjoy a round-up of some of the community happenings these past few months where people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) around the world continue to fight for recognition, treatment, care and dignity. Austria Austrian broadcast station ...

Volunteer of the Month – A Source of Inspiration and Wisdom

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Jenny Horner is another stalwart advocate in the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community who inspires us to dig deeper and reach higher. She first got involved with #MEAction UK in an effort to protect children from the effects of being pushed to exercise, which has shown to cause harm in people with ...

Celebrating the 2018 Successes of Our U.S. State and Local Advocacy Groups

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As the year comes to a close and we look over all that we have accomplished, we know that we could not have done this without the amazing work of our #MEAction U.S. state and local advocacy groups. These groups are the foundation of our work as they build support, ...

Community Roundup – Telling Our Story to the World

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Across the globe, we are pursuing creative projects across all mediums to tell the world about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In our fall roundup, you'll be inspired reading about the work and accomplishments of some of our community heroes. Support the #MEAction community by donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign this Tuesday, Nov. 27  where ...