The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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Millions Missing Canada: Meet Your MP About ME

Discussion in 'Millions Missing Campaign' started by concepcion, Aug 30, 2017.

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    concepcion Senior Member

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    MillionsMissing Canada (MMC) has a new Canadian campaign:

    ‘MEET YOUR MP ABOUT ME’

    NEW ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT ME IN CANADA !

    To achieve equity in research funding and access to appropriate treatments for ME in Canada, the Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor needs to make ME a priority.

    A key to that success is gaining the support of our MPs.

    Most MPs are unaware of the 2015 CCHS statistics showing a 37.6% increase in ME over the previous year, bringing the number of diagnosed cases of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Canada to an alarming 561,500. They’re also unaware that there’s been a total lack of appropriate response from our health officials. This needs to change.

    Our MPs in Canada need to be made aware of the swelling numbers, the current barren landscape for ME in Canada and the severity of the debilitation that accompanies this devastating illness - too long hidden in plain sight. We need to inform them and then ask for their signature on the ‘Open Letter to Minister Petitpas Taylor’, calling for an emergency response and immediate interventions.

    We’re asking you - the ME community, families, loved ones, caregivers and supporters - to meet with your MP’s over the next two weeks before they head back to Ottawa. This can be done in person, via Skype, over the phone or by email.

    You will find everything you need for a successful meeting with your MP at the link below. Full instructions are provided along with an easy ‘Step-by-Step Guide’ to follow.

    In this package, you’ll find a ‘Script’ available to help introduce yourself to your MP, a brief ‘Video’ to send to them prior to your meeting, a concise ‘Presentation’ for you to show to your MP during your meeting, a detailed ‘Fact Sheet’ for their examination, a link to print off a copy of the ‘Open Letter to the Minister of Health’ and a list of ‘FAQ’.

    Visit our page then call your MP to set up your appointment today!

    http://www.millionsmissingcanada.ca/2017-campaign-meet-you…/

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