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Category Archives: Politics

Thank The Senate Resolution Co-Sponsors!

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 ...

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 ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not ...

Research: supporting advocacy orgs yields huge payoffs

This Giving Tuesday, I've got some good science to show why you should donate to #MEAction and other advocacy organizations! The study Disease Politics and Medical Research Funding: Three Ways Advocacy Shapes Policy sets out to discuss single-disease interest groups and their influence on US politics: "This article explores their effects ...

UK: MPs fight for a crucial parliamentary debate on ME

Carol Monaghan MP presented her application for a debate on ME to the Backbench Business Committee on Tuesday October 30th supported by Nicky Morgan MP, Steve Pound MP and Kelvin Hopkins MP. The application was also supported by over 30 other MPs from across the political divide at a crucial ...

#MEAction keeps up the political heat of ME in the UK Parliament

A productive and extremely positive meeting on the current developments on ME in the UK took place on Monday, 22nd October in the UK Parliament. Carol Monaghan, MP, and David Tuller, a Senior Fellow in Public Health in Journalism at the Center of Global Public Health, School of Public Health, ...

Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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

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 ...

Open Letter: 75 International Experts Urge Netherlands to Invest in Biomedical Research for ME

75 clinicians, scientists and other professionals explain to the Dutch Minister of Health what this diseas is, but also is NOT (not a pychological or psychosomatic disease), that there is no robust evidence for CBT/GET nor for the underlying hypothesis and that the only way to achieve much needed progress ...

Denmark has some recommendations for ME… and they’re pretty awful

Article written by Rebecca Hansen, Chairman of the Danish ME Association  The Danish Health Authority (SST) released their new treatment recommendations for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) patients on June 18 as part of a guideline called “Physical Training as Treatment.” The chapter on ME is nothing short of medical abuse. It defines ME ...