Advocates Zoom with Congress to Push for More Lyme Funding 200 people helped educate Congressional representatives via “Virtual Lyme Fly-in.”

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

M ore than 200 Lyme advocates throughout the US took to their computers on February 24, as part of the 2021 Virtual Lyme Fly-In.

Sponsored by the Center for Lyme Action, it was a concerted effort to educate Congressional representatives about the need for increased funding for Lyme disease.

Last year’s event included actual flying (or trains or automobiles), as people traveled to Washington, DC, for in-person meetings. (And, when all was said and done, we got much of what we asked for in 2020 for fiscal year 2021 appropriations.)

Because of the pandemic, however, this year’s “Fly-In” needed to happen over Zoom. Actually, this made it possible for more people to participate.

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