The NZ ME patient community have organised a petition to be sent to parliament. We have amassed 2,000+ by hand, about a week ago found out we can collect over the internet. I'm sorry if it has been posted here previously - i'm just trying to cover everywhere to help out. PLEASE NOT: overseas people can sign !!! We kiwis need all the help we can get - get as many people as you can to sign and please pass on. Its so hard doing it by foot! The links below are 1. a story about the lady who has organised it. It was in our local paper. http://www.times.co.nz/front-page-feature/petition-for-parliament-brings-hope.html **2. the link to the petition itself ** http://tinyurl.com/3f4p7va Overseas people can sign no problem. We need 5,000 signature to have our local MP , who is a retired dr,to take it to select committee. Recently, the Norwegian government made a public apology to the ME patient community in Norway for their lack of support for ME sufferers in both the medical world and the social sevices world. We will be attaching this aplogy to the petition and asking that our government tdo the same. Please sign and get as many family and friends to sign - we only have one chance at this! Please pass on to those who care about people with ME It shuts on the 17th of Novemeber. A doctor who is now an MP will be taking it to parliament.