What: #MillionsMissing Protest for ME
Why: Urgent Need to Increase ME/CFS Funding
Where: Health and Human Services Headquarters in Washington, DC
When: May 25th 2016 at 11:00am
CALLING ALL ME/CFS PATIENTS, ALLIES, FAMILY, FRIENDS, CARETAKERS, AND RESEARCHERS: Let's join together to make our invisible illness a little more visible. Please join us for a few hours on May 25th outside of the Health and Human Services building in Washington, D.C.
Protesters: please arrive early (10:15 am) to register and get your t-shirt.
#MillionsMissing is dedicated to the millions of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients missing from their careers, schools, social lives and families due to the debilitating symptoms of the disease. At the same time, millions of dollars are missing from research and clinical education funding that ME should be receiving. And millions of doctors are missing out on proper training to diagnose and help patients manage this illness.
Options for accommodations in DC include:
- Nearby Capitol Hill Residence Inn Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wascp-residence-inn-washington-dc-capitol/)
- Asking friends/family
- Sharing a room with another patient to spilt the hotel cost (if you are interested in this option, please email us).
- We are also requesting host families if you or someone you know is local to - DC and surrounding areas.
- Other - http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/masshousing
**Holding smaller demonstrations across the world will increase media and press coverage. For example, the Department of Health and Human Services also has ten regional offices in the United States. Please contact MillionsMissing@MEAction.net if you would like to lead or attend a protest at any of these HHS regional offices (or any other location worldwide):
- New York
- Kansas City
- San Francisco
Do you have suggestions/questions or are you interested in volunteering?
For more information please email us at: MillionsMissing@MEAction.net
We look forward to hearing from you!