Lead a wheatpaste team

By Andy Bichlbaum on Dec 18 2010 - 9:04am Tagged: Project: Chevron's $80 million ad campaign gets flushed

Do you live in the United States? Would you like to lead a postering team in your community, to wheat-paste some of these posters all over the place?

As you're probably aware, Chevron has been doing everything it can to avoid justice in Ecuador. They imagine they can cover up their crimes with slick PR campaigns. We think spreading these much-improved posters, making them visible on the street to the public at large (not just on the internet), could be one small step towards building the public pressure needed to force Chevron to compensate their many victims.

If you'd like to lead a postering team (and leaders is what it'll need, if it's to happen), please write to weagree@theyesmen.org by January 15th, and Linda from RAN will follow up with you directly. In your email, we'd love it if you could answer these questions:

  1. Have you organized folks before? If so, tell us about it. If not, that's okay, Linda will be more than happy to help you get going.
  2. Why do you want to lead activists in your community?
  3. Why do you want to get involved in this or other campaigns?
  4. Where do you live?

Also, please feel free to email with any questions, or call Linda at 415-659-0534.

Postering is only the very first step. This campaign will need to do a whole lot in the months ahead, and we'll need leaders to make that happen. Also, this step will help us identify potential leaders for future Yes Lab projects. Please consider becoming one!

It's really important that Chevron be held accountable for its pollution in Ecuador - that will send a message to all big corporations that they can no longer poison communities with impunity.

Onwards!
Your friends at the Yes Men and RAN

Note: This is mainly for folks who live in the U.S., where Chevron is from. If you live in a big city, RAN or the Yes Men will be able to send you local folks for street teams. If you live in a small town and want to be a leader, you should email anyhow - there's still a way. If you live in the countryside or the wilderness, well... we're jealous!

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