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Vivint $$$ for research: Will you vote daily?

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Sasha, May 28, 2011.

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Vivint $$$ for research: Will you vote every day you can?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    SpecialK82 spotted a new contest run by Vivint in which ME/CFS research charities could win up to $650,000 - possibly $250,000 for the WPI.

    It involves voting daily and you need a Facebook account. At the moment we're in Phase 1, which involves getting charities into the top 20 in their local region (there are five regions), until 11 June. When Phase 2 starts on 14 June, we'll have nearly 11 weeks of daily voting to bring in cash! Only the top charity in each region will win (no second, third, fourth) and we'll need every vote.

    It would be a big help to know how many people are voting at this stage so that we know if we can get a few more ME/CFS charities into their region's top 20. If we can, they are eligible to have up to $2,500 each in matching funds from Vivint if people donate money to them.

    More details and discussion about the contest are on this thread.

    So, are you going to vote daily (as far as possible) in the Vivint contest? :D
  2. aprilk1869

    aprilk1869 Senior Member

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    I've been voting every day :)
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Excellent! Would you like to click "yes" on the poll? It's only showing 1 at the moment (and that was me!).
  4. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    If you remind me to do so. =-)
    I tend to forget. Darn brain fog!
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I expect that we'll keep bumping the Vivint thread, like we are now - so if you check PR using the "What's New" button you'll see it. There's also someone on Facebook sending out daily reminders to vote for WPI - the link is on the main Vivint thread.
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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  7. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    I'm voting daily as is my hubby :)
  8. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    In the poll I set up on Chase Community Giving, 25 people said they had voted: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/show...f-Chase-Community-Giving-(voting-is-anonymous)

    For a group to win overall, we'd ideally need a few more of them. It is definitely feasible that the WPI would be a regional winner ($100,000) and/or an overall winner ($250,000); also it could be feasible for the National ME/FM Action Network to be a regional winner ($100,000). This is in Round 2 - voting for that starts on June 14.
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    My hope is that we'd be getting a substantial fraction of 700 votes a day just from Phoenix Rising because that's how many people visit the site daily - but I suspect most of them haven't noticed the poll! I think we need to just keep on and on about the contest!
  10. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    4 ME-type charities qualified for Round 2:

    - IACFS/ME International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME
    http://www.vivint.com/givesbackproject/charity/1124

    - National ME/FM Action Network
    http://www.vivint.com/givesbackproject/charity/855

    - Nightingale Research Foundation
    http://www.vivint.com/givesbackproject/charity/1129

    - Whittemore Peterson Institute
    http://www.vivint.com/givesbackproject/charity/769

    Voting for Round 2 started today. I think only really the Whittemore Peterson Institute and maybe the National ME/FM Action Network have a chance of winning their region (i.e. voting for a group that doesn't have a chance of winning its region is a waste, in my opinion).

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