Checks: Get the Message!

Get the Message!

It will not replace protests in the streets, but a six-month-old Seattle company has come up with a new way for people to make a social or political statement. Called Message!Check, the firm works with printers around the U.S. to produce personal bank checks that bear slogans like THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK AND DRIVE. Message!Check has recruited several nonprofit organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, to supply slogans. The organizations, in turn, encourage their supporters to buy the checks and use them for paying bills. A new check commissioned by the National Organization for Women debuted this week. Its message: EQUALITY...

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