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What do you want to change?

Describe the specific change you want to make. This will become a headline that can tell the story of your petition in an instant.

90 Characters

Who can make this change?

The recipient who has the power to give you what you want. This is usually an elected official, government body, or leader of a company.

Desired Supporters Reach

Tell your story

Explain the problem you want to solve and how this change will impact you, your family, or your community.

Add a photo or video

Petitions with a photo or video receive 6x more support.

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How to write a great headline

Keep it short and to the point

Example: "Buy organic, free-range eggs for your restaurants" Not: "Stop the inhumane treatment of chickens in battery farms that are force-fed..."

Focus on the solution

Example: "Raise the minimum wage in to 300₹ a day" Not: "Stop rising income inequality"

Communicate urgency

Example: "Approve life-saving medication for my daughter's insurance before it’s too late"

How to find the right decision maker

Choose someone who can give you what you want

You might need to do some research to find the right person who can make or influence the decision.

Don't go straight to the top

You might see faster results if you choose a more junior person who is petitioned less often than more recognisable figures.

Choose someone you can work with

Your petition is most likely to win by reaching an agreement with your decision maker.

How to inspire your readers to act

Describe the people involved and the problem they are facing

Readers are most likely to take action when they understand who is affected.

Describe the solution

Explain what needs to happen and who can make the change. Make it clear what happens if you win or lose.

Make it personal

Readers are more likely to sign and support your petition if it’s clear why you care.

Respect others

Don't bully, use hate speech, threaten violence or make things up.

Tips for adding a photo or video

Choose a photo that captures the emotion of your petition

Photos of people or animals work well.

Try to upload photos that are 1600 x 900 pixels or larger

Large photos look good on all screen sizes.

Keep it friendly for all audiences

Make sure your photo doesn't include graphic violence or sexual content.

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