MEAction Australia, are running a virtual campaign on the 12th of May between 1pm-2pm (QLD time). The idea is to post on social media around this time using specific hashtags (#) so that we can get #’s trending and make the ultimate impact.
We have arranged a thunderclap around a #MillionsMissing message. A thunderclap is like a go fund me page, but instead of donating money you show support by signing up with facebook and/or twitter. What then happens is once the thunderclap reaches it’s goal a message gets sent out across facebook and twitter of all those who have signed up at the exact same time. This increases the chances of trending on social media and also the same message being seen by the same person and also increasing the reach.
A few of the state organisations are going to share in on their facebook pages to ask their members to sign up (just a couple of clicks), we would also love the state org to sign up to the thunderclap too. Additionally Phase 2 of our thunderclap is to approach some state & federal politicians to see if they might sign up. We have started with politicians who have been supportive of ME/CFS, and with whom we have a relationship. So far, we are approaching: Scott Ludlam, Jenny Macklin, Claire Moore, Murray Watt, Colleen Hartland (Vic), Grace Grace (Qld), Trevor Evans (Qld).