ME/CFS Protesters Interrupt House Appropriations Hearing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Adriane Tillman [email protected] Today, #MEAction protesters wearing red #millionsmissing t-shirts interrupted NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins’s opening statement to the House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee hearing to demand the NIH take urgent, comprehensive action to stem the crisis of ME/CFS that has been growing unchecked for more than three decades.
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 woman with ME. [pullquote
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 on June 2, 2017.
These demands were originally issued for the May 25, 2016 MillionsMissing demonstrations. Minor revisions were made to the demands in November 2016 to reflect community input on the definition, the primer, the name, and the need for improvements in clinical care. You can access and download a pdf of the revised protest demands by clicking
FROM THE FRONT LINES OF #MILLIONSMISSING ROUND 2: SPEECHES BY TASHA AND HER DAUGHTER ZARA (AT NYC PROTEST)
Melbourne’s MillionsMissing will be on the steps of Parliament House, Spring St, Melbourne, from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016.
This is a blog created by spanish-talking pwme to spread the knowledge about ME/CFS and increase activism. Este es un blog sobre SFC/EM en español para visibilizar la enfermedad y aumentar el activismo!
Want a way to raise your voice this #MillionsMissing but don’t know how? Perhaps you’re unable to attend a protest in person, or want to do a little something extra to make a difference. The stopGET petition against graded exercise therapy trials is one of the most vital actions circulating at the moment. With a
Overview Ahead of the May 2016 #MillionsMissing protests, members of the US protest steering committee drafted a set of demands to the US government relating to research and medical treatment for ME. After the protest, we solicited broader community feedback via an online survey, which was completed by 191 respondents. The survey demonstrated overwhelming support