Petition Sites

In an effort to get the word out that Colorado is holding somewhere around $76 million in reserves (of TANF, or ‘welfare’, federal funding) (for what?!, a rainy day?? Isn’t that now?!), a group of folks wanted to put out an online petition.

I thought I’d do a little self-education and come up with some recommendations and next steps. Here’s what I’ve learned:
– Online petitions are best at public awareness-raising or gathering contact info of supporters.
– Very few petitions are effective–most never even leave the website and thus don’t reach any intended target.
– Petitions can be directly delivered to the target’s email box, but how effective is the same form letter delivered en masse to an inbox?! That seems more annoying

Here are some free sites to post petitions:
Care2’s Petition Site
Change.org
CitizenSpeak

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