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Category Archives: How-to Guides

What ME Activists Can Learn from the AIDS Crisis

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I read "How To Survive A Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS" by David France to learn lessons from the AIDS movement that could help ME activism, and to summarize it for people without the energy and/or time to read it. The book tells an ...

How to Build a Protest

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Learn from the success of the #MillionsMissing protests that galvanized dozens of cities around the world to take to the streets and demand their governments stop the neglect of people with ME. Read the full guide here.   ...

City Proclamation for ME: How-To Guide and Case Study

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Timbre Livesay and Mary Dimmock contributed to this article. This is an outline of the steps a California ME advocate, Mark Camenzind, took for getting city proclamations for ME. Below the steps is a template you can use for your own city proclamation. Feel free to adapt either for your city's ...

State Resolution for ME: How-to Guide and Case Study

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Rivka Solomon and Mary Dimmock contributed to this article This document includes the steps ME advocates are taking to get a State Resolution for ME passed in their State House (aka State Assembly or State Legislature). It also includes a draft template of a resolution for you to use in your state. Why ...

Teach-In: Non-Violent Direct Action

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If you missed the teach-in last week on Non-Violent Direct Action with Terri Wilder and Alexis Danzig, check out the webinar here ...

Engaging People with ME as Partners in the CRCs

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The National Institute of Health’s RFA for ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers breaks new ground. For the first time, the funding agency is strongly encouraging researchers “to establish partnerships with patients groups and solicit their input” as part of their research plan. #MEAction assembled a team of volunteers to assist researchers in ...

ME Activist Basics: Bird-Dogging and YOU!

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Bird-dog: (verb) search out or pursue with dogged determination. Contact with elected officials at town hall meetings cannot be overvalued. Handfuls of bird-doggers attend meetings around the country and change the course of history everyday.  Never heard of bird-dogging?  Bird-dogging is a strategy used by activists who seek out elected officials, ...