Our Role & Impact

Legislative Activities

Founded in and serving the Washington, DC area since 2001, NatCapLyme educates government officials and healthcare industry leaders about Lyme and tick-borne diseases on behalf of individuals and families of those afflicted with such diseases. We actively engage with all sides of the Lyme and tick-borne disease issue to encourage measurable progress. NatCapLyme is an all-volunteer organization, but we have an appointed legal and legislative counsel, as well as individual board members, who bring political and legal experience to the table. Our legislative activities are ongoing, always focused on improving the lives of tick-borne disease sufferers.


We’re fighting on many fronts. We invite you to see what we’re doing on a state and federal level:

Eye on Maryland – Lyme Disease Awareness Month – Thanks to Delegates Lee, Pena-Melnyk and Morhaim

NatCap Lyme strives to always keep you abreast of all Lyme related matters. To that end, we want to spotlight the efforts of several Maryland legislators who have proven themselves to be friends and supporters of the Lyme Community!

Our sincere gratitude to Delegates Susan Lee of Montgomery County and Jocelyn Pena-Melnyk of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges Counties for their sponsoring of HB1168, a Bill in support of resolving to proclaim May, Lyme Awareness month in Maryland, annually.

Sadly, an opposition was filed to this Bill. However, that did not deter them from acting on our behalf. With the support of Delegate (and physician) Dan Morhaim of Baltimore County, they jointly requested Governor Martin O’Malley to proclaim May, Maryland Lyme Awareness Month for 2012. Please let them know how much you appreciate their efforts and support them going forward!

Thanks to Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Prince Georges County for her consensus building and support!


Tickula is back and on the loose!