TOUCHED BY LYME: Who will represent YOUR state? Maybe you?
More than 200 Lyme advocates from throughout the United States have already signed up for this year’s virtual Lyme Fly-in, scheduled for February 22-23.
But there’s room for more, especially from the following underrepresented areas:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
During this important advocacy event, participants will speak (via Zoom) with their Members of Congress and their staffs about the need for increased federal funding for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
This is worth your time and effort. In both 2020 and 2021, Lyme Fly-ins led to increased Congressional appropriations for Lyme disease.
Here’s how works: After you register, the Center for Lyme Action (CLA) will set up online meetings for you and others in your area with the offices of your Senators and Congressional representatives.
The CLA will also hold an online training session before those meetings—so you’ll know exactly what to do and what to say.
Here’s a social media posting from last year’s event:
No matter which state you live in, you are welcome to sign up. But hurry. The registration deadline is February 10.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s Vice-president and Director of Communications. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.