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Sign petition to get the NZ govt to validate ME - Overseas votes allowed, by 17Nov!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Jill, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Jill

    Jill Senior Member

    Auckland, NZ
    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.

    **2. the link to the petition itself **

    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.
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    Hi Jill, I just signed it. Bye, Alex
  3. anne_likes_red

    anne_likes_red Senior Member

    Done :) Thanks Jill.
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Hi Jill - well done for posting this, I've signed.

    I think it's very important that PWME anywhere in the world support this petition because the more governments apologise to their PWME, the better it is for all of us and the more likely all of us are to get an apology from our own governments.

    Jill, have you thought about maybe PMing Cort to ask him to write a short article about this to get more signatures? I wonder if it might also help to retitle your thread "Sign petition from anywhere in the world to get NZ govt apology for patients" or similar so that it's extra-clear that it's not just NZ people who can sign. We can't edit our own titles (I think) but if you hit the black triangle to report your own post it will get a moderator's attention.
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  5. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    I almost didnt look at this thread for reason Sasha said.. I wasnt aware that this petition would be open to those in other countries. Changing the heading would be a very good idea.

    I quite like that petition, very well written and clear.
  6. maddietod

    maddietod Senior Member

    East Coast, USA
    Done! If you change the header, you might want to mention that we've only got until the 17th to sign.
  7. Jill

    Jill Senior Member

    Auckland, NZ
    Hi again, Thanks for your votes and suggestions - have just figured out how to report to the moderators to ask them to change title. thanks everyone

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