Congress

Congressman Jack Bergman becomes Champion for ME!

Up with the Marines! We are so pleased that Congressman Jack Bergman (R, MI-1), a former Marine general, has become a champion for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Michigan advocates led by Lori Chapo-Kroger, RN, president of Pandora Org, and supported by the #MEAction Congressional team, did a video conference with Rep. Bergman several months …

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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 Ways to Show Your …

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Urgent – Contact Your Senators Now to Co-sponsor the ME/CFS Awareness Day Resolution

***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER***   Please contact your SENATORS and urge them to co-sponsor a ME/CFS Awareness Day Resolution NOW! Although the original co-sponsors would like to receive sign-ons as soon as possible and ideally by COB Wed, May 8th, they’re willing to accept co-sponsors up until the passage of the bill, targeted for this …

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Ask Your Senators to Increase Funding for ME Research and Education

  ***UPDATE: THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER*** Senator Markey is currently asking for support from his fellow Senators for TWO requests that can increase funding for ME! These requests would include: 1) Request $9.9 million for ME programs at the CDC (Labor-HHS committee) 2) Add ME to the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (Defense committee) What our …

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#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 Solve ME/CFS Initiative and the …

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Learn how to Lobby Congress: Read our Toolkit

Since its inception three years ago, the #MEAction Congressional team has worked hard to build relationships with members of Congress in order to gain their support for investing in biomedical research and clinical care for myalgic encephalomyelitis. Now, the Congress team has created a comprehensive manual for activists who want to gain more knowledge about …

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#MEAction Volunteer of the Month: Congressional Advocate

    The success of #MEAction – to achieve health equity for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis – is in the hands of hundreds of volunteers around the world who commit themselves to a vision, and give as much energy as their bodies allow to make it a reality. The work is ongoing, and often tedious, …

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URGENT Congressional Action: Ask your House Rep. to sign letter for ME

  URGENT Congressional Action! Ask your House representative to sign a letter that inserts favorable language for ME into the House Appropriations Committee report on the FY18 budget.  Deadline to sign: Tues., April 4th. Contact your House rep. today! See instructions for calling and emailing below. ~ U.S. House Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo have agreed to sponsor …

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Congress delays vote on American Health Care plan – Act now

Please note: #MEAction welcomes submissions from all contributors regarding issues that affect the health care of people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. This action reflects the viewpoint of the individual submitter and not necessarily of #MEAction. We welcome all submissions regarding the American Health Care Act. #MEAction is a non-partisan organization, and is not affiliated with any political party. …

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