Monday, September 17, 2012

Yes, petitions really do work

Dear MoveOn member,

A couple months ago, an attorney in New York named Robert Applebaum started up a petition for student loan forgiveness using our website, Robert's petition spread quickly, especially after we emailed it to our list.

Then, something really amazing happened. President Obama actually responded—not with a form letter, but with an actual change in policy that will lower student loan payments for over 1.6 million people.

Of course, Robert didn't do this alone, and this isn't the total solution to the student debt problem. But it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that petitions can make a difference.

Now it's your turn. Using, you can start your own online petition on any issue—local or national—and invite your friends to sign it. We'll send the most popular petitions to other members to help build support for your cause. 

Click here to start your own petition on right now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Steven, Anna, Manny, Stefanie, and the rest of the team

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