The Time for Unrest campaign shared the stories of people with ME on a global scale. Unrest has been viewed in over 22 countries, by over one million people, and has reached a further 35 million through the press and social media. It was incredible to see how our community mobilized to host community screenings, education events, house parties, and more. We have come so far this year!
Time for Unrest was a catalyst that, thanks to you, helped bring a new level of visibility and engagement to our community. Now, we’re thrilled to embark on this next phase by bringing the campaign home, under the umbrella of #MEAction. This will allow us to deepen our efforts around four core areas work: public engagement & education; patient support & community organizing; advocacy; and medical & scientific outreach.
We will continue to use Unrest as a tool for engaging the media, medical professionals, scientists and policymakers, but also plan to expand our toolkit to include educational curricula, short video content, brochures & factsheets, and much more.
As ever, we will continue to mobilize action for both #MEAction and community-initiated projects; amplify the work of our partner organizations and allies; and empower patients, caregivers, and allies to collaborate, create, and support one another.
Together, we will fight for recognition, medical education, and equal research funding in order to build a world that understands, supports, and has the tools to cure all people with ME.