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16 May 2018 | US senators are co-sponsoring the first ever resolution on ME/CFS - ask your senator to co-sign now!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, May 16, 2018.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And here's that resolution:



    Looks like a bigger version will appear here but basically the resolution is to support the goals of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome International Awareness Day.

    Can any US people explain the significance of this politically?
     
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    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Do we have a list of which US Senators are already onboard?

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    Bill Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From the best that I can ascertain, this resolution offers symbolic support for our cause. Which isn't to say that it's unimportant.

    Often one needs to move through symbolic support to "show me the money."

    So it's a step in the right direction.

    The impatient part of my nature thinks "this is what we get after 34 years?", while the more optimistic (and more dominant) part of my nature is excited that things finally seem like they are beginning to move and that we (and I) need to engage to build on that opening.

    Bill
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Exactly.
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Lets keep in mind Congress currently has a majority consisting of reality deniers who want to take all healthcare away from everybody so don't expect this to pass. That said we could get (very) lucky or more importantly get our plight known so in the future when the tables have turned it will have more swayed votes.
     
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    I doubt Feinstein would care about S.RES.508, except the Democratic Party refused to back her for re-election and right now she is probably looking for all the votes she can get for next month's election. I could say more, but this is not a political board and so I bite my tongue.

    Still, glad Feinstein cosponsored the resolution. Maybe I'll even vote for her this time. But probably not.
     
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