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Category Tag: activism

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted ...

#MEAction Responds to NIH

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As many of you know, #MEAction activists for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) met with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, on December 7 to discuss accelerating research in order to more rapidly provide diagnostics and treatments to people with ME. To read about the details of ...

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 ...

Meet with your MP about ME – Our Toolkit shows you how!

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Advocates at #MEAction UK are working hard to engage Members of Parliament in the fight for appropriate clinical care and investment in biomedical research for ME. Gaining MPs support in lobbying for change is vital to our success. So whether you are a person with ME, their carer, friend, family ...

Voices from Sacramento: Janet Dafoe and Ashley Haugen

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Some of you may know Dr. Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley Haugen through their tireless advocacy work for ME.  Dr. Dafoe's son and Ashley's brother, Whitney Dafoe, has severe ME, and is the impetus behind their efforts to raise funding, raise awareness, and raise hell. These statements were read at the Sacramento California rally ...

CA Senate will Vote on Resolution for ME/CFS Thursday – Call your Senator!

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California - A resolution to proclaim May as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness (ME/CFS) Month will go before the California Senate this Thursday. Now, is a great time to educate your California Senator about ME/CFS, and let them know that you are a constituent who cares about this cause. Even ...

#MillionsMissing Will Take to the Streets on May 12th – Join Them!

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The #MillionsMissing are taking to the streets in 17 cities across the world on Friday, May 12th to once again demand change for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Five cities in the UK are hosting #MillionsMissing rallies - with London taking a stance before the department of health for the third ...

Contact your local journalist about #BedFest

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Invite a journalist to cover the story of #BedFest in which artists with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from all over the world have come together - many of them bed or homebound - to express themselves and showcase their music, art and poetry. Share the #BedFest website with your journalist - a living gallery and concert hall of ...

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 ...

Global Call-to-Action: Help secure the World Health Organisation’s Classification of ME & CFS

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Urgent call to action! We need all hands on deck for a simple, but important task! The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing its International Classification of Disease (ICD) for its upcoming 11th edition (ICD-11). There has been enormous concern about what was going to happen to how ME & ...