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Postcards to Doctors - new project from ME Action

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by ahimsa, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A new project from ME Action:
    Note: Since the current CME is only available in the U.S., we are only providing addresses for doctors in the U.S. at this time.

    Read full details at https://www.meaction.net/postcards-to-doctors/
     
  2. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Great idea and project.

    Art and possibly hobby/craft supply shops sometimes have blank postcards done in watercolour paper people can do up themselves.

    I think postcards for politicians would be an idea too.
     
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  3. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I just got my first set of postcards in the mail. Yay!

    I'm going to try to write one a day, maybe one every other day.

    I expected to get a list of addresses for doctors with them but maybe those will come by email. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I got the doctors' addresses via email.
    I plan to write the first card today. :emoji_writing_hand:
    If all goes well I may even take a photo and post on twitter. :emoji_fingers_crossed:
     
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    Louie41 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Man, I'm going to have to write small to get all that on a postcard!
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So true!

    I had to practice several times on slips of paper to get my handwriting that small. But I finally managed to fit it all in!

    Here's a photo (with the doctor's name removed)

    CORRECTION: I wrote the wrong URL on the card. I edited the photo to show the correct address - unrest.film/cme - instead of the incorrect address that I had written by hand.

    Postcard - text side.jpg

    Pardon the blurred image. I obviously didn't get the focus right.
     
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    Louie41 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Following your example . . . . (skritch, skritch, skritch).;):):thumbup:
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    For those who are curious, the line on the postcard that says "Untitled: Emily Lawton" refers to the design on the other side of the card.

    Patients are free to design their own cards. I saw a link to a template but I never clicked on it because I just went with the pre-designed cards.

    The cards from ME Action have five different designs. Here's what they look like (screen shot from the ME Action website):

    Postcard designs.jpg

    (edited for clarification)
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just a note for anyone else who is doing this project.

    The previous instructions for what to write on postcards had an error in the URL. This has now been corrected on the meaction.net website.

    The URL for the CME course should be written with a slash and in lower case, like this - unrest.film/cme

    I was so focused on getting my handwriting small enough, and copying the text exactly, that I didn't notice it until after I took the photo and posted it. Then thought, "Hey, that's a funny looking URL..."

    I'm have modified the photo in my previous post since that was faster than modifying the postcard (which I will do eventually).

    [Edited to make more sense]
     
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    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I put my first batch of five postcards in the mail today!
    Code:
    https://twitter.com/ahimsa_pdx/status/1164568277147742210
     
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