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PBS Audience Award: Vote for Unrest

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We are thrilled to announce that Unrest is in the running for the 2017-18 Independent Lens Audience Award! It was an honor to have Unrest premiere on PBS | Independent Lens this past January and it would mean the world to us if we could count on your support for ...

Scottish Action – Urge your MSP to Support Petition for ME

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by Kim Gurav and Susan Cole #MEAction Scotland volunteers have been called before the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee on Thursday, 7th June to give evidence on their petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and calls on the Scottish Government to invest in ...

#MEAction Launches First New York Organizing Meeting

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With the excitement and attention around the theatrical premiere of 'Unrest' in NYC this month now is the time to take ME advocacy and activism to a new level in New York. Over the past year there has been increasing progress at the state level. Last fall a #MillionsMissing protest was ...

3 Ways You Can Join in a #TimeforUnrest

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Update: View a recording of the call here -  --------------------------- The September kickoff of the #TimeforUnrest campaign is just around the corner, and we at #MEAction couldn't be more excited! Last week we recorded our first community call where we got to know the Unrest team, hear about the film's release plan and got a sneak peek into the impact ...

Invite Congress to experience UNREST film and VR!

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#MEAction is teaming up with the Time for Unrest campaign and Solve ME/CFS Initiative to bring two new exciting opportunities to educate people on Capitol Hill about ME next week. On Wednesday, September 13, there will be a screening of the the Sundance award winning film, Unrest, directed by and ...

Support Severe ME Day: Join the Silence Challenge

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August 8th is Severe ME Day. It is a day of awareness raising for those suffering severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as well as a day of remembrance. August 8th was the birthday of Sophia Mirza, a 32 year-old woman who died of ME. One way you can participate and raise awareness for ...

New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

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On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and ...

Thank Senator Markey for Sponsoring the Congressional ME Briefing

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Back in February 2017, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)  publicly announced at a packed town hall meeting that he would advocate for ME. A few short months later, he did just that! His first act as an ME advocate was to sponsor a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on May 18th ...

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 ...