If you have something to say to the world powers the make up the G8, now could be your time. And as long as you keep your message short and sweet, you don't even have to leave the couch.
Advocacy group ONE has decided to enlist the Twitterverse in helping them deliver messages to the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. this weekend. If you have something to say about hunger and poverty throughout the world - tweet it to ONE and they just might print it out on the street for you.
From the ONE blog:
One of the biggest creative challenges we face is finding ways to adequately express the spirit and strength of our amazing membership — And more than this, to maximize the impact of member voices to push for the positive changes we are all seeking to achieve. Combine this scenario with a message-saturated G8 Summit and you’ll understand why we’ve had to find something extraordinary to do next week… Ahem, cue Tweet the Street…
With that in mind, they created the ONE Street Tweeter, a big street-printing robot that will paint your tweets in non-toxic, water-soluble paint. It's basically "one giant ink-jet printer on wheels," they say.
Here are a couple of shots of the ONE Street Tweet machine in action:
If you want to get your message about hunger and poverty painted on the streets around Camp David in Maryland, just tweet it to @ONEStreetTweet. Remember, it has to be 40 characters or less (including spaces).
It looks like some members of the U.S. Congress have already taken notice:
@ONEStreetTweet: 3 priorities-children, children & children
@ONEStreetTweet G8: Let's end hunger. Act now! -RepOlver
@OneStreetTweet G8: No more starving children RepJJJr