How to get involved in our political campaigns
We are committed to doing as much as possible to improve the lives of people with M.E. There are ways you can help, even when health and energy are lacking.
- Make sure you sign up to our campaigns newsletter; this will keep you up to date with the action that we are taking and how you can get your voice heard.
- Are cutbacks affecting your care? No NHS specialist service in your area? Problems when applying for welfare benefits? Send your local MP a letter. Direct contact from constituents is the best way to achieve impact. If you would like to send your MP a letter, we have prepared some template letters, which are available in PDF and Word format, that you may find helpful to get you started.
- You could even arrange a meeting with your local MP. This is a great way to get your point of view across. We have prepared a short guide to help you.
- Download our campaign guides, which offer ideas and tips for a selection of campaigning and lobbying activities.
- Ask your family and friends to help – whether they want to raise awareness, raise funds or campaign for change, every little helps.
- Become a fan of our Facebook page and share our posts and/or follow us on Twitter and retweet us, to spread the word about the work we are doing.
- Tell your story! Sharing your experiences through our website and/or publications increases understanding, makes others feel less alone and informs our campaigns. (If you don’t mind cameras or losing your anonymity, you may also want to consider becoming a media case study.)
- If you are well enough to attend occasional meetings and you are an Action for M.E. supporter, why not apply to become an Action for M.E. campaign volunteer or an M.E.advocate at meetings with MPs and Civil Servants? In particular, the charity is currently seeking a campaign volunteer in Cardiff.
For further information on any of the above please contact our Policy Officer.