The grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization ONE is fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, mainly in Africa. Now they want the G8's attention.
With the G8 starting on May 18, 2012, the team has started the ONE Street Tweet - you send a 40 character tweet to their Twitter page and if they like it they print it on the street. The team at ONE want the leaders at G8's Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security to take notice.
On May 15, ONE visited Maryland to print the first batch of messages on the street surrounding an agricultural research facility.
Using a giant printer, as can be seen in the video, they printed the tweets right there on the street (using non-toxic and water-soluble paint of course). On May 16, they continued printing in Thurmont, Maryland and later that day on Pennsylvania Avenue - right in front of the White House in Washington D.C.
They have had contributions from more than 34 countries in the ONE Street Tweet campaign and this includes all 50 states and each G8 country.
So if you have a message for the G8 on global agriculture, you still have one more day to send your tweet to the @ONEStreetTweet account. You can say a lot with 40 characters, so choose well!