By Ed Coghlan.
Momentum is picking up for the September 18 Don’t Punish Pain Rallies that are scheduled across the United States. At last count over 60 rallies are scheduled so far.
Claudia Merandi and a team of volunteers are driving the effort, which they hope will attract as many as three rallies per state.
In the commentary section on National Pain Report, many people responded wondering what they can do to get involved and drive awareness
Merandi told her Facebook audience to look on Facebook for their individual state page to see what is already happening in your state.
Here’s what she recommends.
“Well, I found my protest, what can I do next?”
Here’s what Merandi suggests on her Facebook page:
“Print out your flier. The template can be found on the website (dontpunishpainrally.com) and distribute them anywhere and everywhere: pain management centers, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, coffee shops, state house bulletin boards.
“That’s why the state page is so important. That’s the place to support one another, make suggestions, and you can all take a different role. Teamwork is the dreamwork!!
“If you create a new protest on September 18, PLEASE, visit the website and click on “ADD RALLY” and you can enter your information. Remember, I can’t promote it if I don’t know about it.
“You can do this and I don’t want you to panic. You have all your tools: you have your state page, you have your flier, your press release, your letter to send to the senator/congress people. It just takes times. Don’t be discouraged if you see low numbers on your state pages. Those have only been up for two weeks.
“Let’s do this. It’s time to take back the power. Let’s support our providers, not attack them. Let’s support one another. Make a funny…don’t let this weigh you down. It will only make you sick. I got admitted in February because I got too stressed about this. It does become who you are if you allow it be. If that happens, step away from the devices and take a break. It will be there in the morning. Take care of your health.”