The Solve ME/CFS Initiative’s second annual ME/CFS Advocacy Day is May 15th in Washington, D.C. This unique event will bring together people with ME/CFS, their loved ones, advocates, scientists, clinicians and caregivers from across the country to share their unique stories with members of congress, and demand action and research funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Travel to DC is required to participate. SMCI hopes to provide travel awards to assist with transportation costs. Hotel blocks are available. Visit the ME/CFS Advocacy Week page for additional details. SMCI’s ME/CFS Advocacy Day is a full-day Capitol Hill experience bringing you face-to-face with YOUR members of congress and their staff to talk about ME/CFS. The day will begin at 8:30am with a short welcome briefing, refreshments, and training at our very own “basecamp”, a private room on Capitol Hill, just for our ME/CFS Advocacy Day participants. This “basecamp” will be available throughout the day for advocates to rest, refresh, and regroup between meetings. · Free to participate – Registration is required. We recommend registering by April 1st. · SMCI will provide: All needed materials for meetings with Congress, Advocacy Training, scheduling of meetings with YOUR representative and/or senators, a special rest area on Capitol Hill to make the experience as easy as possible. · No experience necessary – groups will be customized to everyone’s experience level and physical capacity. · Free Social events, gifts, Unrest screening, and more! We are powerful when we come together in one voice. Register today to join us and make your voice heard! For more information, visit our Advocacy Week webpage.