Lyme Warriors, we need you! It is no secret that government funding for Lyme disease awareness and treatment is incredibly low and causes incredible resistance for people suffering from the illness with little to no insurance coverage, rejection from western medicine, and overall misunderstanding from those around. This past year, Lyme advocates and the Center for Lyme Awareness got together and created a “fly-in” in Washington DC to lobby for more government funding and aid for the Lyme community – it was a success raising a total of $91 million dollars in a bill called the Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus Appropriation Bill, a 63% increase from last year. This is an amazing feat and the Lyme community is excited about the potential growth in research and breakthrough in treatment and insurance coverage so they decided to do it again this year for a virtual fly-in for February 2021 that will work to raise even more awareness and funding for the fiscal 2021 year.
The Center for Lyme Action will set up a video appointment for you to meet with the Washington offices of your Congressional representatives. Before these appointments. The center will have a virtual training session that will walk you through the process.
To sign up for the virtual fly in head over to https://centerforlymeaction.org/events/
Tuesday February 16
3:00pm ET – 4:30pm ET / 12:00pm PT – 1:30pm PT
Additional training for the fly-in, talking points for the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations and legislation, online platform logistics overview.
Fly-In Training Session 1
Tuesday February 23, 2021
3:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET
Fly-In Session 2
Wednesday February 24, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm ET
Meetings with congressional offices. All meetings will be scheduled to accommodate time zones. Each attendee will be scheduled an average of three 30-minute meetings.