How will signing petitions make a difference?
Petitions provide a useful snapshot of the level of public support for an issue and put forward a list of people who all share a common commitment or concern. And they don’t always need a big number to make a big impact – think about a local issue where a petition of 20 neighbours on one street would require someone to sit up and take notice.
Petitions can be the catalyst for conversations that change how people think conversations with your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, church group, school, fellow consumers, local club; political representative or business leader.
It’s most effective when you make a point of delivering your petition to your target in personal, high-profile or creative way, explaining why supporters feel the way they do.
But it probably won’t do much if you just start a petition and walk away.