Hi folks, I just got off a planning call with ME Action volunteers about how to coordinate #MillionsMissing events planned for May 12th. I was encouraged to register an event with ME Action. I learned that even though all I am going to do for May 12th this year is take some photos and share them online (twitter) that I could register on the website as a private event. My "event" won't be posted, just shared with ME Action organizers. There are several reasons for doing this (and I'm not sure I can convey all the reasons with my brain fog). But one reason is so organizers can track the total number of events and then have numbers to back up how widespread the #MillionsMissing movement is (when talking with the press or with government officials). For example, right now there are 89(?) public and 125(?) private events (my numbers could be off, these are from notes I took during the call). Organizers are hoping to have at least one event in all 50 states in the USA. And I don't know how many countries are represented yet. But the more the better. If it seems complicated it really isn't. To get started, read one of the step-by-step guides for your area (second item on the tools page): http://millionsmissing.meaction.net/tools/ This tools page has lots of good information - posters, press kits, fact sheets, etc. To see the list of public events already planned, go here: http://millionsmissing.meaction.net To register your own event, go here: http://millionsmissing.meaction.net/register/ I hope this is helpful. I would never have thought it was useful to register as a private event so I thought I'd pass on this information for those who want to connect with other ME Action volunteers. That said, nobody has to register! Anyone who posts with the #MillionsMissing hashtag is part of the movement. Another hashtag they are promoting is #CanYouSeeMENow. There is someone on the team who is going to track these hashtags across different platforms.