Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Nielk, Jan 14, 2015.
just made my monthly donation
Hire protesters? Protesters are not sincere advocates? How does one qualify for the "job" of protester? Does one have to know anything about the issue one is protesting about? That sounds so weird to me.
This is why I am not a PR person... or a politician.
Otherwise, this sounds like a great plan. I hope it's successful.
I think the general idea (discussed on another thread) is that the hired protesters would be serving as obvious surrogates, rather than pretending to be patients. Which I'm totally fine with, especially with a disease which keeps us off the streets.
Hiring protesters is a great idea seeing we cant do things like that ourselves. Even hired ones one can say are protesting about our situation.
Getting ourselves heard and advocatng ME/CFS, is just as important as putting money into research.. as if we are silent.. we will never get governments to put in more research money etc into this illness and the public wont be donating to our research causes either.
If you can't clean house then you hire someone to do it. If you can't protest this disease and lack of funding then hire protestors. If lobbyists can't do a good job then you get rid of them.
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