• Welcome to Phoenix Rising!

    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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Solve ME/CFS Advocacy Day 2020 Report

Emily Taylor

Senior Member
Los Angeles, CA

251 Meetings - That’s 47% of Congress!

Thanks to the hard work of our advocacy community, Solve ME/CFS Advocacy Day was a wild success!

Across the country you called for ME/CFS research funding, supporting a fast-moving $60m request! 358 registered advocates took part in 251 meetings, touching 47% of Congress in a single day. Over 885 emails and nearly 1,200 phone calls supported our mighty volunteer Congressional meetings teams. All of this while overcoming a global crisis with just four weeks to pull it off.

Together, we are unstoppable! Congratulations, everyone. Stand tall today.

And, most of all, thank you! Your support makes all of this possible.

With heartfelt gratitude,


“Tweet-A-Thanks” To your Members of Congress!

You can continue the momentum by “Tweet-A-Thanks” action -- making sure we thank our leaders for championing ME/CFS. Share our Congressional Thank you video with your member of Congress using Twitter.

In under 15 minutes, you can use our online action portal “REMOTE ACTION KIT” to generate your twitter messages, automatically tagging your member of Congress!

Or download your Tweet D.C. Advocate Kit (free PDF) with customizable graphics and posts; everything you need to support ME/CFS advocacy on social media! (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram)

Don’t forget to use #CongressFight4ME and #SolveME. Every post enters you to win free Solve M.E. gifts, like t-shirts, notebooks, and photo frame magnets! 100 winners will randomly be selected. So, post multiple times to increase your chance of winning!