California Assembly Passes Resolution for the
First-Ever Fibromyalgia Task Force
Resolution (ACR) 112 continues on its successful path, passing the California Assembly on Monday, May 19, 2008. It will now go before the California Senate for a vote.
The resolution, written by Assemblymember Mervyn Dymally, calls on members of the State Assembly, State Senate and the National Fibromyalgia Association to appoint a 14-member task force. In addition to establishing a public outreach campaign for fibromyalgia, the Task Force aims to work with other state and local agencies to promote fibromyalgia education and training programs for physicians and other health professionals, and hold a Fibromyalgia Summit in 2009-2010.
To garner support for ACR 112, more than 100 fibromyalgia patients and their supporters from across California turned out on Monday, March 10 at the state capitol of Sacramento to participate in the first Fibromyalgia Legislation Day, coordinated by the National Fibromyalgia Association. The participants, broken up in teams of 3 to 5 members, spent several hours in the Capitol building, visiting with their respective legislative representatives and asking for their support in passing the resolution.
This level of support and enthusiasm is needed again. The NFA seeks the support of Californians who suffer from fibromyalgia and their family members and friends to help get the resolution passed by the California Senate and before the Governor for his signature of approval. Click here for information on how you can help.
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