Start a Petition 1 2 3 4 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 I represent an organization 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. Select a topic to categories your petition Budget issues Consumer reports Corruption and Fraud Crime Culture Economic Justice Education Elections Entertainment Ethnicity and Tribes Government Healthcare Human Rights ICT Immigration LGBT Oil and energy Politics Presidents office Religion Science and Technology Social justice Sports State governments Womens rights Add a photo or video Petitions with a photo or video receive 6x more support. X Upload photo or 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.