Participating in Congressional Advocacy
The first step in taking action is to be sure you are registered to vote. If you are registered, and don’t vote, you cannot exercise the full strength of your political influence.
It is critical that Members of Congress hear directly from their constituents about the impact of ME/CFS and ways in which Congress can improve the government’s response to this issue. Persons with ME/CFS, family members and friends are encouraged to get involved.
Establishing a personal relationship with your members of U.S. Congress, your representative and two senators, is one of the most important ways in which you can influence Congressional activity on ME/CFS issues. Meeting with your member in his or her district office (especially during election years), attending local town hall meetings, and volunteering in a campaign office can all provide opportunities to raise the Congressional member’s awareness of ME/CFS.