Advocacy Alert: 7/9/2008
Here are two advocacy stories from the July issue of CFIDSLink, sent by e-mail today to subscribers and available on our web site at http://www.cfids.org/archives/2006-2010-cfidslink/july-2008.asp.
Summer Is Prime Time To Be Heard
Many members of Congress are campaigning for re-election and will be more visible in their home communities. The time between August 11 and September 5 is congressional “recess,” when members are back in their states and districts to meet with their constituents. Here are ways to use that time to raise their awareness about CFS. Beginning tomorrow, we'll be sending Alerts to those living in congressional districts and states where town hall meetings are scheduled.
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Help Secure CFS Advisory Committee Renewal
Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) Sue Myrick (R-NC-9) and several others have circulated a letter to their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to help secure renewal of the charter for the Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The CFSAC is one of very few disease-specific advisory committees that exists to make recommendations to the secretary of health. You can help make sure it continues. The letter will close out this week, so take action now!
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