Led by Congresswomen Ana Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren, members of congress are coming together in a single voice to stand for ME/CFS. Will your representative join them?
Use the form below to send a message to your member of congress and ask them to join the letter to the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee for ME/CFS funding and research.*Deadline is March 14th!*
Read the full letter and committee report language here. In brief, the proposed report language:
(1) Supports continuation of the $5.4 million ME/CFS funding for the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC),
(2) Encourages CDC to resolve ME/CFS case definition issues and expand its efforts to educate health care providers,
(3) Recommends that NIH create a strategic plan for ME/CFS research and increase the amount and types of funding,
(4) Urges the Department of Health and Human Services to devise a multi-year strategic plan. The sign-on letter states that the increases in NIH’s budget affords NIH the opportunity and ability to increase funding to better reflect the ME/CFS disease burden.
This action is a joint effort between #MEAction and the Solve ME/CFS Initiative.
Note: Due to the requirements of the Congressional messaging systems, the "Prefix" item must be completed in order to submit. The "Send My Message" button will appear below the pictures of your elected officials after the form has been fully completed and the "Show Me My Officials" button clicked.