Solve M.E. Advocacy Month 2022
Advocacy Month 2022 took place virtually throughout the month of May, kicking off Monday, May 2, 2022.
Advocacy Month is a nationwide advocacy effort to connect people with ME/CFS, Long Covid, and other chronic illnesses; scientists; clinicians and caregivers to share their unique stories with Congress. Our ultimate goal is to make ME/CFS and other post-infection diseases widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable.
A very special thanks to our sponsor, Rare Diseases Legislative Advocates, for their translation support and to our partners: Body Politic, #MEAction, Patient-Led Research Collaborative., Long Covid Families, COVID-19 Longhauler Advocacy Project, AmeriDisability, and Marked by COVID.
There were actions for every energy level and ability to join, from social media posts to virtual meeting with Congressional leaders, with key dates below.
May 2: Advocacy Month Kickoff
May 4: Remote Congressional Meeting Training
May 10: US House of Representatives
May 11: US House of Representatives
May 12: World ME Day
May 17: US Senate
May 19: Long Covid — Research, Policy and Economic Impact (In-Person Event)
May 26: EmPOWER M.E.
Advocacy Training Videos
Check out these resources below from Solve M.E. Vice President of Advocacy & Engagement, Emily Taylor!