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Vote from Any Country for ME/FM Charity to Win $20,000!

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Phoenix Rising Team, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I think it's best we show trust and just vote. If both sides wait then no-one will vote. We don't lose anything by voting for them - we're not in the running for first place now - and we stand to gain. Our catching up to third place now might be an indication that the word is already out.
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  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I'm trying to get a clear answer on what the deal is exactly and when their members will be voting. We get around 1000 votes a day at the moment so it really needs to be reciprocal with their members not just their staff. But lets give benefit of the doubt and vote for both from now. I expect that will happen soon on both sides but we need that sorted quickly for both groups sake and both sides need to agree to tell all their members by all the various means.
    If we do that then we should get third and they should get first.
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I agree - what's the worse that can happen? We support a charity for disabled people and help it beat another animal charity.
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Also, their members will be more inclined to support us in their turn if they can see that we've already given them a surge in votes.

    Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
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  5. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Reach for the Rainbow has quite a small staff. For the members to vote, they would have to send out an email requesting that they vote for our Charity too. When I initially talked to Maggie a few weeks ago, she said we should wait until closer to the end of the competition before they did that. I think that time is now as they are slipping in the votes. I will contact her today and see what she has to say about including us in their email.
  6. Ember

    Ember Senior Member

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    Back in third place:
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 32657
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO 32131
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 16407
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY 16382
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY 9384
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  7. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    Thank you Kina. One thing that needs to be made clear: this is NOT about splitting our votes - we can vote for both.
  8. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I jut voted for both. I agree - what do we have to lose?
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  9. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    33 votes ahead of the birds :cat:
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  10. Nielk

    Nielk

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    40.....:thumbsup: ahead
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  11. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    and Reach for the Rainbow Ontario are starting to catch first, with our help!
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 32794
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO 32385
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 16560
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY 16519
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  12. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    I just heard back from Maggie. She said:

    The only way they can encourage their voters to vote for both is to put it in their emails. I receive those emails because they help support my daughter who has special needs. I will keep an eye out for the email and let you know what it says.

    So everybody, please give Reach for the Rainbow your votes too. They do great work and if we can't win, they deserve to and have a shot. They can help keep us in third place. Spread the word. :)

    Kina
  13. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    Would be an absolute result if we got third and they got first. Both these groups need it a lot more than these animal charities as these animal charities have several other sources of income.
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  14. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    It would be nice if members could add Reach For The Rainbow to their signatures. :)
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  15. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    yep, good point. I've just updated mine to a new garishly coloured version.
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  16. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Reach for the Rainbow has posted this on their FB page:

    :thumbsup:
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  17. Nielk

    Nielk

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  18. K2 for Hope

    K2 for Hope ALways Hoping

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    Kina,

    Thanks for letting us know that Reach for the Rainbow is helping your family. I love animals, but I also love people. And there are people like us who need help just like we do.

    To All:

    I am now voting daily for both as is appears that both orgs are helping people who really need it.

    Karen
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  19. Nielk

    Nielk

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    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society33913
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO33636
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY17150
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK16930
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY9542



    The birds just got a major push in the past half an hour.
    They are now 220 ahead of us!:mad:
  20. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    It seems very strange to me that all of a sudden they get a huge lump of votes like that. We can only hope we catch them again like we did yesterday.

    Kina.

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