Dear Newspaper Editors of the World,
As you may know, we have been working hard to get the word out about the Global Poverty Project and the Global Citizen Festival on September 29th. We vowed to get in the trenches and complete the same tasks that everyone else needs to complete in order to earn their free tickets. Kevin Spacey and that kid that can see ghosts have been paying it forward since 2000. It’s time we did our part, too.
We have decided to tackle the task of writing a letter to an editor in the hopes that you can help us extend our reach. This global issue deserves nothing less than a global audience.
The facts are disturbing: 1.3 billion people on our planet live without many of the resources the rest of us take for granted. Many wonder where their next meal will come from and where the nearest source of fresh water is. How can one even begin to think about education when his or her entire existence is based on survival? How can societies as a whole advance when so many individuals cannot? These are questions we’ve recently had to ask ourselves, and we think others should as well. For this reason, we created a Twitter account to share our thoughts and ideas with other high-profile celebrities. While print media is still going strong, social media is a great new way to communicate and complete another task for GPP– using social networking sites to talk about poverty. Without Twitter, we could not reach out to folks like Snoop Dogg.
Pretty cool, right? To some it may seem cryptic, but celebs speak in code. When a celebrity is “pulln up” somewhere, that means they are “pulling up” or researching whatever information you just sent them. Glad to have you on board, Snoop. Check out some other folks we are trying to recruit.
Technology is prevalent and easy to use when spreading the word, but don’t let that trivialize the work each of us can do for this cause. One tweet may seem like nothing. One blog post may seem like a drop in the bucket. But 60,000 fans united by a common goal can be momentous. The top of the mountain seems very far away, but the first step can be taken now. Let’s make history!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Wishing and Hoping,
Elliot and Jerod