Citizens for Undead Rights & Equality, also known as C.U.R.E., is a zombie rights organization, the largest in the world. It believes that zombies are infected people and should be treated as such. They believe that the living dead should not be used for entertainment or experimentation. It advocates offering ready and widely available access to the controversial anti-zombification drug Zombrex. It also opposes the reality game show Terror is Reality, among other organizations. CURE believes in the use of non-violent civil disobedience and does not condone the use of force during protest. However, several members of CURE have been known to be falsely accused as terrorists and initiators of various zombie outbreaks.
According to their site:
- "CURE shines a light on the many areas Zombies face inhumane treatment, suffering and indignity; from laboratories to the internet, and in the entertainment industry. We believe that the living dead share our planet and are not ours to be used for entertainment or experimentation, regardless of their level of infection or state of decay – just as living humans are granted inalienable rights regardless of their intelligence or personal likeability. CURE works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, Zombie liberation, legislation, special events, and protest campaigns."
|Stacey Forsythe||Leader of the Nevada branch of CURE. She is in charge of updating CURE's official website.|
|Brandon Whittaker||Member of CURE who snapped during the outbreak.|
Fortune City Cure Protester shown in the television newscast while Chuck is in the locker room after the TIR event.
Fortune City Cure Protester shown in the television newscast while Chuck is in the locker room after the TIR event. Later in the mission Family Feud.
|Female CURE Protester||Blond woman in a bandanna seen protesting the Capcom E3 Expo.|
|Male CURE Protester||Bearded man in a CURE T-shirt seen protesting the Capcom E3 Expo.|
|Zombies||A number of zombified CURE activists can be found in Fortune City.|
|Scrapped protestors not in final game|
|Cherry||Exact duplicate of arena victim Helen Bonner.|
|McKenzie||Model with errors.|
- Chuck Greene admits to attending one meeting, but does not consider himself a member.
CURE in Real LifeEdit
Inspired by the game, CURE is also a minor British political party in real life. It was founded due to alienation from mainstream parties, with the aim of mocking politicians and those who voted for them.
They fielded four candidates in the United Kingdom general election, 2010, in the constituencies of Hitchin and Harpenden, Twickenham, Doncaster Central and Brighton Pavilion. They pooled 317 votes among them, their best result being in Hitchin and Harpenden where they received 108 votes, 0.2% of the total votes in that constituency.
Their policies include increasing the statutory retirement age to beyond death, finding a cure for Zombie bites and granting the undead the same rights as the living.
- ↑ Forsythe, Stacey. , C.U.R.E. Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality, (June 23, 2010).
- ↑ a b Jenny Matthews (28 April 2010). "Election 2010: Potholes to peace - more unusual pledges". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved on 6 May 2010.
- ↑ Mayer, Catherine; Tara Kelly (7 May 2010). "U.K. Election Ends in a Hung Parliament". Time. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1987773,00.html. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
- ↑ "Pro-zombie party provides pain in the neck for rivals". ePolitiX (22nd Apr 2010). Retrieved on 6 May 2010.
- Official Website backed up on this site citizensfortheundead.com
- For a more in depth interview with two members of CURE, see the following video: