Ryan Prior reports that 138 Congressional Packs have been ordered so far. Ordering a pack is an easy way to participate in advocacy during Awareness month. For $10.00 Ryan and his all-volunteer team will ship to whichever member of Congress you choose (the site provides a link to check who represents you in in Congress) a dvd of Forgotten Plague with a letter (an email will also be sent). The deadline is May 19th, the day all orders will be shipped.
This is your chance to tell your Congressman about ME/CFS.
Throughout the making of Forgotten Plague, people joined our movement and so often told us that they wanted all members of the U.S. Congress to see the film, to be educated about this disease, and to increase NIH research funding toward finding its cause and cure.
As a limited time offer in conjunction with the May International Awareness Month and the May 25th #MillionsMissing protests, we're offering you the chance to send a Forgotten Plague DVD to your Congressman! At just $10.00, the Forgotten Plague Congressional Pack is easy, fast, and cheap. Our office will do all the work for you, in shipping the DVD and also providing a physical and digital letter to your Senator or Representative, explaining the severity of the disease as well as the solutions our community requires.
We're delighted at the level of engagement we've seen across the nation. So far138 Congressional Packs have been purchased, meaning national leaders from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to Arizona Senator John McCain will receive DVDs and important education about ME/CFS. With your help we can hit our goal of 175 Congressional Packs by May 19th when our office ships them all out.
We're living in an unprecedented month in ME/CFS history. On May 25th, #MillionsMissing protests will be held in 12 cities across the world, making it the biggest protest day ever. A new petition for NIH funding has 30,000 signatures, making it the biggest petition ever.
And you can join the protest virtually by purchasing your Congressional Packtoday!