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Proud Accessible Activism: The ME Debate Virtual Demonstration

Throughout history, activism and campaigning have been a driving force for positive change across the world. From civil rights to LGBTQ rights and more. However much of this has been inaccessible to large swathes of the disability community. For the ME community – the #MillionsMissing –  the nature of this illness and the stigma attached

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Scottish Parliament Committee Hears Petition on ME

Listen to the article: On 24th January, the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee heard evidence on three continuing petitions, including #MEAction Scotland’s petition: PE1690 Review treatment of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in Scotland. Petition evidence is considered in stages to enable all submissions to be studied. The previous evidence hearing raised a number of

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Historic Parliamentary Debate Shaped by People with ME

Listen to the article:  On Thursday 24th January 2019 a historic debate took place. Over 40 MPs from across the political divide sat in the House of Commons to debate a motion on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with 27 making impassioned contributions on behalf of their constituents. Together they unanimously passed this motion: “That this

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Join the virtual demonstration in support of the ME debate!

Listen to this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here On Thursday afternoon, 24th January, MPs from all parties will be debating a motion put forward by Carol Monaghan MP in the House of Commons. The motion covers biomedical research funding, the suspension of GET and CBT, updated training for medical professionals and unjustified child protection procedures.

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What can you do before this Thursday’s ME debate?

Listen to this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here This Thursday 24th January, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) will be discussed in the main chamber of the House of Commons, as Members of Parliament from all Parties debate a motion on ME put forward by Carol Monaghan MP.  We want this debate to be the catalyst for substantive

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UK Parliament will debate ME in historic House of Commons debate

UK PARLIAMENT WILL DEBATE ME IN HISTORIC HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parliament has announced that it will debate the treatment and funding of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a debilitating and serious, multi-systemic disease. The ME debate will take place in the Main Chamber on Thursday afternoon, 24th January. This debate follows

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Stuart Murdoch’s open letter ahead of the ME Debate

Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He has had ME for 28 years and he has kindly shared with us this open letter to the UK government ahead of the ME debate on Thursday, 24th January. Dear UK Government, I am one of the 250, 000 people in the UK who

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Take Action Now! The UK debate on ME has been granted

Listen to this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here We are delighted that Carol Monaghan MP has managed to secure a debate in Parliament on Thursday afternoon, 24th January. This debate has been confirmed by the Backbench Business Committee and will take place in the Main Chamber. Carol Monaghan has been pushing for a Main Chamber

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Join our #MEAction UK & #MEAction Scotland social media teams!

#MEAction UK and #MEAction Scotland are recruiting new volunteers to join our social media teams. We are looking for volunteers to create impactful content across our Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as moderators to enable our Facebook groups to be effective working spaces focussed on active campaigning and mobilising from the ground up. Communicating

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