In four weeks time, the G8 leaders will meet Camp David in the United States to discuss a variety of issues, including agriculture in the developing world. We need to make our voices heard at this vital time – with your help we can put poverty issues on the table at this G8.
Starting on Thursday, 18th April to the 30th, ONE and a group of charities and NGOs are using Twitter to ask their members to tweet their leaders to tell them to keep poverty issues on the agenda at this G8. The issues range from hunger, disease, vaccines and economic growth. For the next 11 days, we need you to help push out these messages to your Twitter streams and get your friends and followers involved.
You can join this Twitter action in two easy steps:
1. Log in to Twitter and send these messages. Ask your friends and family to RT. (Click any of the links below to automatically tweet).
2. Watch your Twitter stream for tweets using either #G8 or #DearG8 in their tweets and then re-tweet them to your audiences. And don’t forget to check out their links and take their actions, too.
And don’t forget that you can use your other networks as well to support the #DearG8 tweets. Ask your Facebook friends or LinkedIn contacts to use their Twitter accounts and join in as well. Tell them that there is a way to break out of the cycles of reducing poverty and child malnutrition. So get started with these steps and put your 140 characters on Twitter to good use. Together we can make a difference.
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