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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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    We usually slip back a bit when we get into Canadian daytime (now) but now that we've got RftR's presumably Canadian voters behind us as well, it will be an interesting 24 hours...
  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I think it looks really dodgy. Throughout when we get drives gaining us more votes, they mysteriously get more votes out of knowhere and the way they occur is often a bit surprising.
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Let's hope it's really surprising to Nature's Bounty as well when they come to do their vote-check at the end. :cool:
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  4. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    I think the vote only once rule is being broken quite a bit by one of the charities.

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  5. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Nice, should also help spread the word in Canada about ME and CFS!
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  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO 36793
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 35688
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY 17769
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 17375
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY 9838
    GG
    About 400 votes behind now, doesn't seem like we are getting the votes from "Reach for the Rainbow Ontario", I voted for them yesterday and today!
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Well, they put something on their Facebook page (which it will take time for everyone to see, presumably) and Kina is waiting to see if they email their members too. They're a charity, presumably short on resources, and might not have the capacity for a big mail-out at short notice.

    Personally, I'm voting for them (a) so that their members can see a boost and will be more likely to respond and (b) because the disabled people who Reach for the Rainbow represent deserve to get first place - which is out of reach for us - and at this point I'd be using my additional daily vote for them whether we were in a pact or not.

    Anyway, just voted!
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  8. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    The other two animal groups are in alliance which is why we are slipping behind. We NEED more votes from RFTRO so I hope they send out an email soon to give a chance of third.
  9. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    It's official -- Reach for the Rainbow has included us in their latest email:

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  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Fantastic! Thanks for that, Kina.

    It's a reminder to me that I was on autopilot and forgot to vote for RftR so I'll go and do that right now! :eek:

    Here's the leaderboard - it will be interesting to see what happens now!

    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO37858
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society37181
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY18557
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK18074
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY10011
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  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Oh! Just tried and apparently I already voted today after all. So I forgot that I remembered. o_O
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  12. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I hope that they start voting for us because we really need it!:cautious:
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  13. snowathlete

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    Kina - thanks for letting us know!
    It's worth us making sure that they know that a lot of people with ME/CFS are children. Many of their supporters probably dont realise,and being supporters of a children's charity we'd likely get more votes if we highlight this. Hopefully we can both do well. Also better if they understand that we are voting for them too - the email, perhaps doesnt make that clear.
  14. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    snowathlete -- Reach for the Rainbow supports adults too. I think it's good that Maggie sent the email and I don't want to go back to her at this time regarding the details. At least we have a chance of getting more votes. I think people will understand the votes are reciprocal because RFTR needs more votes to stay in first place. We will be in contact throughout next week and I will make sure I add a few gentle suggestions.

    Kina.
  15. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 18599
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY 10280
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    Still about 400 votes behind, closer to 500, trying to be optimistic! Still time left, perhaps the "Alberta Animal..." has teamed up with "Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society"?
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  16. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just voted, both for us and Reach for the Rainbow.

    We've had 300 more votes over the last 24 hours than we had before so maybe we're starting to get some RftR support - let's keep on!


    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO41209
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society39160
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY19148
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK18722
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY10320
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  17. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I just voted! For both the NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK and REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO.
    We are closer the third than we were when i went to bed last night, so we really have a chance! MUST KEEP PUSHING!
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  18. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY 19587
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    400 behind.
  19. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It is, of course, the weekend coming up - maybe other people's supporters are getting tired... :cat:
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    Nielk

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    We have the advantage - we know how to vote WHILE tired...so no sweat off our backs.

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