Monday, August 5, 2013

Why YOU should start a petition

Dear MoveOn member,

Over the last few months, we've spoken with dozens of elected officials from across the country, and we've discovered something that every voter should know.

When an elected official gets a petition that was started by a large organization like MoveOn, they usually only pay attention if we've collected hundreds of thousands of signers. But when a voter in their district starts a petition, they sit up and take notice—sometimes even if it only has a few dozen signatures.

Think about it, and it makes sense. Organizations like MoveOn have started hundreds of online petitions over the years. But how often do regular folks like you start a petition on the Internet? Not that often. And on Election Day, they have to face you, the voters, not MoveOn.

That's why MoveOn's public petition website is so powerful—it gives anyone the tools you need to make your voice heard on the issues you care about most.

So what's the issue you care about most? Don't wait for someone else to get started, do it yourself. Starting a petition is really easy, and we'll give you the tips and support to be successful.

Click here to start your petition.


Steven, Eric, Mariana, Manny, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you get 20 signatures on your petition, we'll email it to at least 1,000 people in your area to help it grow (assuming, of course, that it's consistent with MoveOn members' progressive values).

Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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