Our action toolkit is here! We’ve compiled all the action items to help you get involved with Rep. Jamie Raskin’s landmark legislation, H.R. 7057, The Understanding COVID-19 and ME/CFS Subsets Act. This will be the first piece of legislation to authorize funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for ME/CFS research and education, and we hope that you demonstrate the same enthusiasm for this bill that you have with our previous advocacy efforts!
Visit this link to find a series of action items—we’ve even organized them by time and energy level so you can choose the action that works for you. You can take action via emails or calls to your representatives, social media posts, or a combination! We packed this action kit with pre-written language and talking points to help make your advocacy efforts as easy and productive as possible.
As always, we are so grateful for our community’s engagement and dedication to comprehensive legislation for the ME/CFS community.
Join Solve M.E. for an H.R. 7057 Legislative Cafe Chat on Sept. 9!
We’ve received dozens of emails from you asking questions about the historic legislation endorsed by Solve M.E. We are thrilled with the engagement you’ve demonstrated with H.R. 7057.
To answer your questions, Solve M.E. Advocacy and Engagement Director Emily Taylor has written a Q&A post that you can find on our website. In it, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions, including:
- What is H.R. 7057?
- What will this legislation accomplish?
- How will it affect the field of ME/CFS research?
We’ll also be hosting a town hall (we’re calling it a “Legislative Cafe Chat”) on Wednesday, September 9th at 2:30PM PT / 5:30PM ET. Join us for a cup of tea and a virtual conversation about H.R. 7057.
To RSVP, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To read our announcement of H.R. 7057, visit this page.
- Find the full bill text here.
- Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 7057 today! Click our action link to ask them to join our efforts.
Strengthening scientific research and changing the legislative landscape to make ME/CFS widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable has been a great community effort and we’re proud and thankful to be a part of the team. Join the community effort and donate to Solve M.E. today!