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March 16 Vigil F.A.Q.
(frequently asked questions)
"Everything you wanted to know about the candlelight vigils
...and were about to ask."
Go here http://moveon.org/vigil and our system will give you a list of all the vigils in your area.
If you're willing to take on the responsibilities of scheduling a candlelight vigil then you can create one here:
Read the instructions there and fill out the information required to schedule your own vigil. You'll recieve an email with more info and detailed instructions immediately.
Keep checking the listings because new vigils are being added by the hour.
Yes! It's finally up -- here: http://moveon.org/vigil/materials/leaflets.html
Signing up is not required, but it's extremely useful. Having people sign up on the web site provides concrete numbers for media coverage of this worldwide effort. It helps the press and the public realize how broad support for peace is.
So, signing up on the web site is not required, but is helpful. Certainly everyone who wants to come should show up, regardless of whether they're signed up or not."
This is a problem with certain configurations of email programs. If our link on the thank you page doesn't work for you, you'll have to do the email to your friends manually.
Absolutely! Bring as many friends as you can. But please explain the ground rules to them.
There are instructions on the page where you schedule your vigil: http://moveon.org/vigil/newmeeting.html
Also, after you create a vigil, you'll receive an email with more information and detailed instructions about what you have to.
But here's a quick list of the things you'll have to do as a coordinator:
In most towns there will be an obvious place to hold a vigil: in front of town hall or the public library, the town center, a major intersection, a central and visible park. If there is no obvious location for a vigil, then you may have to get more creative.
Depending on the location, you may need some kind of permit from local authorities. Call your local police department or town hall to find out. However, if one person without authority tells you that you can't hold a vigil where you want to, do not take "No" for an answer easily. Talk to someone higher up and find out what the law really is. Please DO respect the local laws and regulations. If the location you've already picked is not OK, you can change the location to one that is OK.
Yes. Your "leader page" has a link to change the location of your vigil. That will also let you change the description. You get to your "leader page" from the confirmation email we sent when you created your vigil.
IMPORTANT: This feature is not working yet for non-US countries. Sorry for the mistake! We'll fix it very soon.
The way to do this is to change the name and location of your vigil to match the one you want to merge it into. You can do that in your "leader page." Change the description to indicate that you're merging in with another vigil. And change the address and name of the vigil to be the same as the one you're merging into. Please write in the description that you merged into a larger one.
On your "leader page," you can change the location info by clicking on the link "change location" on the left hand side of the screen. IMPORTANT: Make sure to email your group to tell them of the change. And write in the description that you merged into a larger one.
In some rural and suburban areas in United States, a local mall, Wal-Mart or other big store is often the most desirable place to reach a lot of people. However, public gatherings are usually not permitted at those privately-owned places. If you want to hold your vigil at such a location, make sure to call the management in advance and get permission.
A link to your leader page was contained in the confirmation email you received after creating your vigil. To get into you leader page, find that email and click on the link. If the link doesn't work, it may be because it's broken into two lines. You'll have to cut the link and paste it into your browser's address bar in two parts. Make sure there's no space between the two parts. Once you're in your leader page, book mark the page (add it to your "favorites") -- and then you won't have any trouble getting back to it in the future.
If you can't find that email, you can have it resent by entering your email address here:
This event will be most powerfull if it takes place on the same evening, at the same time (local time) around the world. In the interest of simplicity, our sign-up tool does not have a way to schedule a different time or date.
A half hour seems like the minimum. You could discuss this with your group members and decide together on an amount of time -- or just play it by ear when you get there.
In general, the power of the vigil is its silence. People can certainly pray in their hearts, but the message is the light in the darkness. However, go ahead and hold whatever kind of vigil you want to.
This is a problem with your local computer setup. You'll have to create your email manually.
A press release is coming soon. Check back at www.GlobalVigil.com Thursday.
We have not had time to prepare an extensive "how-to" PR guide for local coordinators. However, you may want to simply call up local newspapers, reporters, radio stations and TV stations. They'll be getting calls from other coordinators in your area too. Plus they'll be getting calls and press releases from the Win Without War coalition and other national groups. The press will hear about this event. Calling them yourself will help, and will give them a chance to show up at your event.