2022 Lyme Fly-In

Virtual Event – DEADLINE FEB 10

On February 22-23, 2022 Center for Lyme Action will host its annual Virtual Fly-In to connect advocates with their Members of Congress.  Last year 250 advocates registered for more than 200 meetings with Congress Members.


What is the CLA Lyme Fly-in?  A fly-in is an advocacy event where participants from across the United States meet with the DC staff of their elected Representatives and Senators to advocate for increases in federal funding for Lyme disease.  Occasionally the Members make themselves available for the meetings. In addition to the Fly-in meetings we will hold a preparation session and a training session.  See the agendas below. 

Tuesday February 22, 2022
3:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET

  • Introductions and Agenda – Bonnie Crater
  • Remarks from U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators
    • U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
    • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    • U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)
    • U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)
    • U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT03)
    • U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA18)
    • U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY19)
  • Lyme Appropriations Requests Review – Jeff Crater, Center for Lyme Action
  • Online Platform Logistics Overview – Lincoln Clapper, Advocacy Associates
  • Remarks from Dr. Kristen Honey, PhD, Chief Data Scientist and Director Lyme Innovation, HHS
  • Remarks from Dr. Lyle Petersen, MD, MPH, Director,

    Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, NCEZID / CDC

  • A Vision for Tickborne Disease Centers of Academic Excellence – Dr. John Aucott, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Lyme Champion Awards

Wednesday February 23, 2022
9:00am – 5:00pm ET

  • Virtual Fly-in Meetings with Congress Members
    All meetings will be scheduled to accommodate time zones.
    Each attendee will be scheduled on average 3 30-minutes meetings. 

Tuesday February 15
3:00pm ET – 4:30pm ET / 12:00pm PT – 1:30pm PT
Additional Training
for advocates who would like more information

  • Talking Points for FY23 Appropriations and Legislation
  • Online Platform Logistics Overview
  • 4 Keys to Effective Advocacy
  • Practice Session and Role Play
  • Additional Preparation Steps








2022 Lyme Fly-in Online Event

Tuesday Feb 22, 3-5pm ET
Wednesday Feb 23 9-5pm ET
Additional Training Feb 15 3pm ET

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