Category: Local advocacy

Status Update On #MEAction’s Congressional Work

#MEAction’s Congressional Committee team has been very busy this year. We want to give you a status update and alert you to an ongoing action you can pursue. Appropriations Since March of this year, #MEAction, in partnership with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and MassME/CFS & FM Association, has been working to increase funding for ME/CFS

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Postcards to Doctors returns!

Great news!  Postcards to Doctors has relaunched as of today, October 1!  You can now request new postcards and addresses here.  If you requested postcards or addresses during the month of September, we’ve resumed generating addresses and sending postcards as of today, and you should receive yours within the next few weeks.  Want to learn

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#MEAction Launches its U.S. State Chapter Initiative

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 to incubate new ideas

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Volunteers: the bedrock of every #MEAction Scotland campaign

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. If you are interested in

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Hundreds gather for #MillionsMissing Glasgow

#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. There was music from local

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South Carolina Raises Awareness about ME

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, minimal medical

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HUGE Event for ME in Boston

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 then something happens

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How to Represent ME at the Women’s March

#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 ME, and carrying #MillionsMissing banners

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Community Roundup – End-Of-Year, 2018

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 @ATV aired a

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Volunteer of the Month – A Source of Inspiration and Wisdom

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 ME. Most recently, she

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