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http://www.change.org/changemakers

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The Changemakers initiative aims to identify the leading activists, elected officials, authors, bloggers, actors and thought leaders who have the greatest capacity to spark change on issues of importance.


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Recently Popular...shows 7 pages of nominees to date

i got this in today's email, and went thru all 7 pages of folks nominated.

i feel andy wilson or PAT SMITH would be good nominees for this; what is your opinion?

the above site has more info on there, and voting has started;

from 1000 to 6,000 votes/views!!

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Nomination done!
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They accepted the nomination of Andy Wilson! I noticed the bio is a bit outdated and just asked them to go to the openeyepictures site to update it, especially regarding the fact the film is done.
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robin,

so you completed the nomination form & sent?? outstanding.

now we've got to promote it.

phyllis mervine sent me another person as well, lorraine johnson, calda!!

i asked her to complete the nomination form and then we can advertise BOTH TOGETHER to get the word out to others HERE, OTHER LYME BOARDS, LYMEINFO, emails, etc.

thx for taking the initiatve robin! [Smile] hugs/kisses

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to all,

andy wilson is shown the last entry on screen SEVEN!! -------------------------------------

VOTE VOTE VOTE!

checked next page, lorraine johnson's name is not there yet ....

please share this info w/others [Smile] hugs/kisses

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we can VOTE ONCE ONLY; i tried; 400 views now on andy.

i checked nothing on lorraine johnson so far...

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heh Miss Betty,

I voted twice for Andy. I cannot find Lorraine, is she nominated? Thank you xoxo

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I voted for Andy....did not see the others yet...

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Voted for Andy

I think CALDA would be good too.

And Andy's bio is not updated yet. Tried to send an email. Will try again later.

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How about Dr. Ray Jones??
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I only saw Andy listed at this point. He's on page 5, with 500-something votes so far, I think. Well, it says views - I'm not sure if a view means a vote.

It would be a good idea I think for more of us to email the organization to ask for the bio update - the film is not in production - it's done!

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i'm going to email andy wilson asking if they would send out an open eye post about our nominating him and giving the website.

i looked; he was on page 5; now he's somewhere else again??


kam, yes, dr. charles jones sounds wonderful also; do you want to complete the form and nominate him??

anyway, we've got to advertise andy wilson IMMEDIATELY to start getting the votes coming in.


then when lorraine johnson, dr. jones' names appear ... we can let them know about that as well.

thanks everyone! i tried again; could vote ONLY ONCE!

ticked off...i don't know hw you managed 2 votes [Smile] lol

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Only 2 votes, Ticked Off? I'd cast many for this film...
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robin, are you able to vote MORE than once? how? i tried again today.

well go my email off to andy wilson, my home lyme group list, lymeinfo i think is cheryl's daily posts.


send the above link to ALL YOUR LYME FRIENDS EVERYWHERE!

wish we could tell how many have votes vs. have been viewed!!

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That was an lol, Betty.

I don't think we get to see the number of votes cast.

But high number of views is an indication of interest level. I noticed the profile view count is rising quickly - over 600 views now.

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I'm NOT good at navigating new sites. How do I vote?

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Lymetoo...it took me about 3 times visiting the site to see that I needed to do a search for Andy Wilson.

Then click under his name where it says vote I think.

Going to see if I can pull his name up again.

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Yeah, just do a search for his name on the top, and it will bring up his profile. You have to register your email and name, that's all. [Smile]
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Robin, can you vote more than once a day? The sight says I have 8 votes left, but it would not let me vote again today, at least for Andy. I admit to being the village ill=literate with computers! Thanks

Would also like to nominate the other Dr. J, as a measure of support. I will try to figure it out tommorow.

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702 views for andy, now on page TWO !!

I just clicked the VOTE button, no email did i have to show. confusing

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We're doing good! At least as far as view numbers! Every time I get back here, the view count has gone up by a hundred.

Betty, I see him listed on pg 3. That's interesting all by itself - he moved from pg 7 to pg 5 to pg 3. If this keeps up, he's going to be found on pg 1 soon.

Everyone, vote multiple times. Alright, jus' kidding, but tell everyone else to cast their vote.

Ticked-off, they're allowing us to appreciate up to ten people on that list.

Since they are looking for changemakers in society, we actually have several Lyme folks who have influenced the course of things Lyme, so think about it, and make nominations. Let's nominate a bunch of Lyme mover-shakers! The site needs to accept the nomination.

In my nomination, I wrote about Andy's film contributions, and I also mentioned Kris Newby's contribution to the film.

I notice that they went ahead and pulled up what appears to be an old openeyepictures write-up. It would be nice if it were updated from the film being in production to being finished!

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robin,

on my post above when i was on the site, i read the bio, etc. and at the bottom are 2 chices:

edit bio; ADD TO BIO; so i sent this there to the change.org site


ANDY WILSON nominee, please add the following to his bio; thanks [Smile]

to whom it may concern,

Please add about UNDER OUR SKIN: Under Our Skin was seen in the largest USA cities in 2009 on the big screen with large crowds in attendance. UOS is a lyme/tick documentary based on 4 lyme patient lives. It shows the lyme war controversary of 2 different ways to treat lyme and co-infections:

ILADS, International Lyme Associated Disease Society, known to us lyme patients as chronic LLMDS, lyme literate mds, who treat long-term antibiotics longer than 3 weeks up to several years.

IDSA, Infecious Disease Society of America, known as infectious disease drs., who treat from ONE pill up to 3 weeks max antibiotics, and "you are cured"! NOPE, you are undertreated and end up with chronic lyme disease.


Betty G, 40 yr. chronic lyme patient; misdiagnosed 34.5 yrs. by 40-50 drs!
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so try as i have since they haven't updated it on their own yet....

robin, i also have my view font on XL, and my lower right on 200%, so that's why i'm probably 1 page different than the rest of you folks [Smile]

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I just voted for Andy Wilson, he was on the first page, 2nd nominee.

Could not find Lorraine

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I voted!

I can't believe some of the people on the list.

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elaine, thx for update on andy being on page 1, 2nd entry!!!

thx all for voting.

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Yes, he's on the first page now! Went from pg 7 to pg 5 to pg 3 to pg 1 in a matter of hours! Pretty soon we'll see www.change.org/AndyWilson

And the view count has doubled as of last nite!

Lymetoo, I nominated you, but looks like they were concerned about those drawers of yours...

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robin,

good one on tutu's drawers!! lol

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quote:
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Lymetoo, I nominated you, but looks like they were concerned about those drawers of yours... [/QB]

Me.. a victim of discrimination! [Razz]

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I just voted. He is on page 2 now. Does he know he has been nominated?
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i sent him a note as well as kris kraft; have NOT heard back from either of them [Smile]
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Wonderful! I will do this an e-mail friends and family asking them to do the same.

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Andy is now on page 1, 2nd to Colin Powell! My guess is this reflects the speed at which he's getting votes.

I can only imagine that people who don't know who he is must be wondering just who he is??!!

So keep letting people know!

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I just read something about the Minerva Awards. I don't know much about them except they are for women' who have made a difference.

I think it is too late this year to nominate CALDA or LDA...but perhaps next year.

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done Betty!

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3135 views so far! thx lisa [Smile]
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Over 4000 views now and still on the first page - keep voting and spreading the word!
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4200 now !!

robin, so glad you took the initiative and wrote up the nomination [Smile] hugs/kisses my activist friend you ...

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Thx, Betty - but I definitely told them the UOS film was being widely shown! A film in production, as their write-up states, would not be causing all this attention!

Well, maybe, from now on, if Andy has films in production, people will be paying attention to what's coming next!

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I registered and voted yesterday.

Has anyone been nominated other than Andy yet? I have 9 more votes to give, and I don't think I can vote twice for the same person.

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FYI,

phyllis mervine sent me a pm of nominating lorraine johnson, calda, who did all the organizing for the 7-31 IDSA hearing in dc.

i asked phyllis to go ahead and complete nomination form; i've not heard back from her and she has not been online here.


kam mentioned dr. charles jones; i mentioned to her to submit nomination form if she is able to.

i'm NO good with this type of thing; haven't heard back from kam.

so anyway, we were hoping to get 2 or more LYME leading activists in there. that's all i know from when i 1st was sent this info and posted above. [Smile]

thanks for asking...

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Past 4700 views now. Again, tonite he is in 2nd place on the first page, under Professor Yunus. Ahead of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, etc. This is really fun!

Maybe it should be Andy for president next! lol

Keep spreading the word to everyone to vote for Andy!

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Betty, I don't have the skills either to write up a good report.

I would like to see Andy's profile improved too but have yet to be able to send an email with added info.

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Why is there no mention in his bio of all his work for Lyme disease?

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i've been gone to another funeral today....

quoting andy wilson in the email i sent him about his nomination and asking him to put it out in his newsletter to folks ...

"Thanks Betty! I sent them an email to change the bio to say more about UOS. Hope that comes though. I'd feel more comfortable then being a "changemaker."

My Best,
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i'm still reading all the pms and regular emails so there might be more; who knows? lol [Smile]

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5580 views now !!

andy's bio has NOT changed yet! darn

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Amazing - all that for a film still in production! lol
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5,988 views now...
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6121 now; on page 2 in middle of page!
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Thanks Betty for contacting Andy about that. The bio they have listed does him no justice. As we all know it is changing and saving lives and his Bio should reflect that. Prehaps we should write some and submit them on his behalf?

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6200 views now ... PAGE 4 middle of page
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ann,

i just checked, and looks like andy's ADDTIONAL REMARKS HAVE BEEN ADDED NOW!!! so that is progress.

so andy's bio comments were best submitted by him vs. us.

i submitted something earlier too, but nothing was added.

so continue letting folks know os this and to VOTE!.

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That's great! I wish he would WIN!!!

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... 6287 on page 8 ~~
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and he has a new photo he submitted too! [Smile]

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Correct bio finally, with a good write-up on UOS, but on the eighth page now - we can do better than this!

Gotta spread the word to all your Lyme contacts and then some!

www.change.org/changemakers Put Andy Wilson in the search box and vote for him!

This is our homework...

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andy sent out their open eye newsletter today and told all about this encouraging members to go there and vote!!
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Well, it seems to have worked - he's back on the first page again, with over 7000 votes!

This is a very jumpy site for these folks!

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on page 2 now ... 7,373
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Alright, I voted.

Then I sent this email to friends, family and other Lyme people I know.

I copied part of it from your original post, BettyG - hope you don't mind:

Help Choose Change.org's Changemakers!

The Changemakers initiative aims to identify the leading activists, elected officials, authors, bloggers, actors and thought leaders who have the greatest capacity to spark change on issues of importance.

Selected Changemakers will be invited to tap into Change.org's network of more than a million readers and activists and thousands of nonprofit and blog partners to drive further social action.

You can vote on nominations below, add your own nomination, or view more information here.

***********PLEASE Vote for Andy Wilson, the documentary film-maker who made Under Our Skin. You get 10 votes and I think you can use them all for the same person. You have to come back 24 hours later. Easy to do.

This is not like signing an online petition - this actually means something. It's a legitimate vote.

http://www.change.org/changemakers

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Just voted [Smile]

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thx aleigh and maps for voting [Smile]


aleigh, ONE VOTE PER PERSON ONLY; you can vote for 10 different people.


that was fine using what i showed above; it came in the actual email i was sent [Smile] hugs

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Andy is on page one again, second under Howard Dean. Over 8000 votes now!

Whenever the word goes out to vote, he goes to page one! So keep spreading the message to vote for him there. It's working, and thx to all voters!

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8687 ... almost another 1000 viewers since your last post robin! whoopie [Smile]
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....... 9,359; page 2 no., 2nd down

around 700 plus more than earlier today; VOTE ONCE for andy please [Smile] we thank you.

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............10,207, top of PAGE 2 [Smile]

weekenders, please vote!!
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Hey, we hit a milestone mark - 10,000!!!

I hope that the folks in the film know what's going on here!

Everyone, give yourself a pat on the back for voting, and then pass the word on to others this weekend!

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lookie now!! Profile Views: 10,944; bottom of FIRST page now.

hip hip hooray!!

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It's so nice to be able to celebrate a success - this is truly remarkable that our voting keeps bumping Andy up to the first page!
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the latest .. Profile Views: 11,579

TOP OF PAGE 2 at moment.


i did notice one on page 1 with almost 25,000 views; we've got our work cut out for us to TIE this woman's views!!

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Well, no fair - some of these folks were nominated way before Andy got nominated.

Andy should make a short film about this site!

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.... Profile Views: 11,971; TOP OF PAGE 2...

please vote.

noticed our former presidents are from 20-32,000 for bill clinton ...

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Back on page one, 4th. 12,478 views. Voting matters!

Just checked the rest of the site - Andy's view count is just about in the top 20%!

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Andy Abrahams Wilson
Filmmaker

Causes: Global Health, Education

Profile Views: 12,536 ...TOP OF PAGE 2 !!
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Andy Abrahams Wilson
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Causes: Global Health, Education

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still time to vote!!

open eye sent out their newsletter and actress JOANNA KERNS daughter was just diagnosed with lyme disease!!


On October 26th, UNDER OUR SKIN screened at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood as part of Variety's Screening Series of "the most anticipated movies of the season." Only a handful of documentaries were chosen for the series, which highlights films seen as possible contenders for the Oscar race.


Filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson and actress Joanna Kerns (above) were on hand for a lively Q&A.


Kerns spoke of the struggles with her daughter's Lyme disease, only recently diagnosed after years of health problems and misdiagnoses.

She also acknowledged how celebrities with the disease are reluctant to come forward because of fear for their careers.
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On November 4th, Variety shows UNDER OUR SKIN as part of its screening series in New York, where many press and film industry representatives promise to attend.

Thanks to Turn The Corner Foundation (see below) for generously sponsoring these screenings

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Tried to get the November e-newsletter to show up but it wouldn't go through. Guess anyone who wants to receive it can go sign up at their site - www.openeyepictures.com

As Betty said, it may be an Oscar documentary contender this year!

They are allowing community screenings to happen again, anywhere folks want to do them.

We can vote for the documentary in the Internet Movie Database - they said it's moved up to 37th in the list of 250 documentaries being voted upon!

We can also vote for Andy at www.change.org/changemakers A high vote means he gets to have a worldwide voice that goes out to millions of activists.

Anyone who hasn't yet cast their vote for him there can go vote - type Andy Abrahams Wilson into the search box. Let's move him from 5th page back to the first page again!

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robin, in the newsletter he also said ...


Also, thanks to some very dedicated and crusading Lyme activists, filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson has been nominated as a Change.org "changemaker".

If Andy is ultimately selected, he will be invited to get spread the word to over 500,000 activists and 20,000 bloggers. Vote for Andy and help us reach more avenues and venues for impacting Lyme awareness and healthcare change.

‣ Find out more ways you can take action

so robin, he mentioned OUR persistent activism on your nominating him!! yippee.

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Yes, Bettyg, we are all VDACLAs! We want to thank everyone who's participating in this vote! [group hug]
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