You are invited to…
TAKE ACTION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 16
Dear Association friend,
Tomorrow, April 15, some Americans will spend the day juggling
calculators, receipts, pay stubs, and instruction books, before dashing to the
local post office with signed forms addressed to the IRS. The stress associated
with filing taxes is as much a part of spring as the blossoms that crown trees
and gardens this time of year.
Tax time should also remind us of our right – our
responsibility – to express our priorities for how those tax dollars are spent
by the federal government.
You’ve asked us to notify you of timely opportunities to
participate in CFIDS advocacy efforts. We invite you to help us launch a new way
to do just that.
On Friday, April 16, our new Grassroots
Action Center will go "live" at
There you’ll find ready-made messages you can customize,
links to your members of Congress (even if you don’t know who they are!),
information about candidates for public office and a directory of local and
national press people.
Each week leading up to May 12, CFIDS
Awareness Day, we’ll prompt you with new campaigns designed to raise the profile
of CFIDS among lawmakers, public health officials and the media. This Friday,
April 16, we’ll target members of Congress who make funding decisions for
medical research and social services. All you have to do is click on the Capitol
Building icon that will be located at
and follow the step-by-step instructions from there.
We’ll send you a reminder notice on Friday morning.
Flex your advocate muscle and make sure our taxes support a
cause we all care about deeply – chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction
K. Kimberly (Kenney) McCleary
President & CEO
The CFIDS Association of America