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#MEAction Launch Date

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by JenB, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. JenB


    Hi everyone!

    We are going to be launching #MEAction this month (likely in the next two weeks).

    #MEAction is an international network of patients empowering each other to fight for health equality for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

    #MEAction is not structured like a traditional advocacy organization or patients’ association. We are primarily a platform designed to empower patients advocates, wherever they might be, with the technological tools to do what they are already doing – better.

    We were founded with the belief that while we may find it difficult to advocate for ourselves in the physical world, in the virtual world, we can be an unstoppable force.

    Our core features right now are:
    • petitions and petitions campaigns (larger overarching endeavors comprising many sub-petitions that can be, say, organized by congressional district)
    • event campaigns (tools for organizing a day of protests, a month of film screenings)
    • a membership directory to allow activists to connect and find others with skill or resources
    • a stack exchange-style tool for proposing new actions
    • user-submitted news and opinion pieces (both original pieces and links to content hosted elsewhere)
    In time we hope to add:
    • Training modules and articles on best practices.
    • Google Hangouts with activists from other communities
    • One Click Politics (for contacting members of congress – US, Canada and Australia with UK + New Zealand coming soon) – this is something that is pricey but we can add it immediately if there is an emerging action that could use this tool.
    • Fundraising tools
    We are looking for actions to host in advance of our launch to the public. If you are planning an action, we'd love to promote it. And if you are planning a petition, event, or have a plan to lobby Congress, please do be in touch. (We are also looking for actions hosted elsewhere that we can help promote/spread the word!)


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