‘We’re actually not asking for their money, we’re asking for their voice.’
Bono and Brad Pitt feature in this Voice of America video coverage of their ONE campaign. They want one million Americans to speak up, sign the ONE petition and ‘e-mail an occasional letter to a congressman or to show up at a local event.’
“We want you to become a pest,” says Bono. The ONE campaign’s strategy is to get citizens to to pressure politicians.
During U2’s USA shows, the audience is encouraged to lend their voice to the cause and sign the ONE petition by texting their names to UNITE 86483.
While text messaging is huge in the UK and Ireland, and continental Europe, it has yet to take flight in America. Will the ONE campaign’s reach its goal of one million petioners?
If you’ve been to any of the shows, did the message come across? Have you seen audience members text to sign the petition? Tell us, or send us your photographic evidence.
- ChicoER.com: Editor ‘compelled to sign petition’.