M.E/CFS Parliamentary debate
This is our moment.
Carol Monaghan MP has secured a parliamentary main chamber debate on M.E on the 24th of January. This is monumental. This is how we affect change. This is how we make our voices heard. A previous and successful debate in 2018, began to unfold just how dire the situation is for patients with M.E/CFS in the UK (of course, we know this is a worldwide epidemic, but this is UK politics) and with our strong voice, we can try and make this one all the more impactful by urging as many of our Members of Parliament to attend as we can.
Enough is enough
For too long we have been forced into the shadows existing only to those who stand by us. For too long we have been missing from the world, discrimated to by the media, by medicine, by society.
For too long we have suffered, not only the agony of the illness but the cruel and unjust treatment of an uninformed world.
Now we have a chance, to have our political representatives tell our stories and fight for our rights; the rights that are so easily granted to others.
When we have politicians who will fight for fairer funding, for the end of ‘treatment’ protocols that have caused much, much harm and vow to investigate the controversy of a medical trial (PACE), so flawed Carol Monaghan MP claims:
I think that when the full details of the trial become known, it will be considered one of the biggest medical scandals of the 21st century.¹
well then we can hope for a future with M.E.
This can be monumentous. So I urge you to contact your MP. Tell your story, tell your friend’s story, your neighbour’s and ask them to support you.
ME Action and action for ME have made it very easy to do with simple click and go forms in which you select your local representative and can chose to send an email with information of the debate and need to know facts and/or the ability to personalise the email should you wish to.
Let’s make our voices heard in solidarity.
¹—Carol Monaghan, PACE Trial: People with ME, House of Commons Hansard Debate, Feb 20, 2018