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Category Archives: Local advocacy

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 ...

It has been an Intense Week!

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It Has Been A HUGE Week in the U.S.! This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind – we've never been busier! It's been a week of advancing the cause of health equality for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis through the launch of the Unrest continuing medical education program and the expansion of our US ...

Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center -- and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young ...

#MEAction Welcomes U.S. Advocacy Manager

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We at #MEAction are so excited to welcome Erin Roediger as our new U.S. Advocacy Manager! We are thrilled that with Erin’s wealth of healthcare advocacy, volunteer coordination, and electoral campaign experience, we will be able to expand our congressional outreach program in concert with our partner organizations - the Solve ...

#MEAction UK Activist Speaks at the International Deaf & Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit

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Article written by Sian Leary and Nathalie Wright | Photo credit: Paula Peters On 22nd July, Deaf and Disabled people from around the world gathered in East London in solidarity to discuss countering oppression and coordinating resistance, especially in the light of austerity and the rise of the far right.   Nathalie Wright ...

Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

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This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland - Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester -  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which ...