Back in April, the Million Mask March was just an idea that John Fairhurst decided to make a reality. He immediately starting investing all of his time and his own funds into spreading the word about it. Enthusiasm about this event seems to be contagious, and many others have also donated their own time and money to promote the event. People have dug out of their own pockets without a second thought to have posters and flyers made. We have had journalists volunteer to write press releases and articles to reach the media, tirelessly spending hours corresponding with their contacts. We have a courageous young man walking across the country and promoting the event. We have another young lady who bought an RV to drive around as a moving advertisement by having it custom painted to promote the march. All of your voluntary contributions to help spread the word are greatly appreciated by everyone, no matter how large or small.
Since its creation, the Million Mask March has grown to over 220 events worldwide, which goes to show the power of sharing a good idea. This phenomenal growth would not have been possible without the collaboration of great supporting ideas from all of you and your help in spreading the word. So, we want to present you with another challenge. But this one, if successful, will come with a prize for one of our lucky U.S. participants. We are announcing a giveaway that will be based on Twitter followers. We recently realized that despite its limitations, Twitter has been an excellent tool for spreading the message even further. You can help us do that by following us, retweeting our tweets and asking your friends to follow us (we follow back!) for a chance to win a special Million Mask March/Anonymous-inspired prize that any of you would probably love. Just visit our page in the near future or watch for tweets related to the contest. Here’s how it will work:
- When we reach 5,000 followers, we will announce what the mystery prize is.
- When we reach 10,000 followers, we will open the contest.
- After we reach 10,000 followers, the contest guidelines will be posted, but all you have to do to qualify will be (at that time, not now) submit a short blurb about what freedom means to you.
Since this is not something we can mail easily to every country, the contest will be for U.S. participants. For our marchers and organizers in foreign countries, please feel free to do your own giveaways also if you want to spread the message. If you need help promoting them, please leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to help you get the word about your contests out.
In other news, we recently learned that CNN contacted John Fairhurst to tell him that they will be airing Justin King’s story he recently submitted to ireport. The Denver iJournal and CBS Local in D.C. also wrote stories, but the CNN one has been the most accurate and inspiring yet. We will keep you updated as to when the story is put on air.
We have quite a few new events to list. There are several places people have expressed interest in seeing on the map, and we will link some relevant pages to each one where you might go and post if you are interested in seeing or organizing an event in that state or country.
Here is the list of new events this week, and they are all listed on the map as well (you can find a link to the map on the top navigation bar of this page).
Dallas, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/639000492784693/
San Angelo, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/522397137842671/
Abilene, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/176857429169171/
Midland, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408555822705366/
Odessa, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/502306376525728/
Amarillo, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/161322154070322/
Wichita Falls, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/598249423554662/
Lubbock, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/395236170599218/
Texarkana, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/517063161715581/
Nacogdoches, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413710478847103/
Corpus Christi, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/208801225955036/
McAllen, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/363936070406054/
Rio Grande City, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/651711934847963/
Roma, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/569442129776164/
Laredo, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/516854785071802/
Ventura, CA: https://www.facebook.com/anonymousventura
San Francisco, CA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1404435763116522/
Reno, NV: http://www.facebook.com/events/178331209018243/
Hollywood, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/170893196435104/
Salem, OR: https://www.facebook.com/events/537009806379553/
Reynosa, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/670779836280302/
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395215054041265/
Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/441915482591940/
Camargo (Tamaulipas), Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/393017047488389/
Miguel Aleman (Tamaulipas), Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/651711934847963/
Oslo, Norway: https://www.facebook.com/events/561642410561726/
Vienna, Austria: https://www.facebook.com/events/145864678956921/
OpVendetta London: https://www.facebook.com/events/367734613317657/
Caracas, Venezuela: https://www.facebook.com/events/328206823989861/
Poznan, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/182346355283191/
Baybay, Leyte, Philippines: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412679288949885/
As always, if we missed anyone’s event or you don’t see your pin on the map, please email us a link to information about your event (Facebook, G+, website, etc), and we will put it on the map. The email address to send it to is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can leave a comment on the blog.
And to all our U.S. participants for the merchandise giveaway, start telling your friends to follow us on Twitter so we can get this contest rolling before the 5th arrives! And if we get to 20,000 followers before the 5th, we’ll give out an additional prize, so go go go!
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