Make A Petition To Bring About ChangeMake A Petition To Bring About Change

As an ordinary citizen, you probably have strong feelings about rules and regulations in your local region or even larger issues that have an effect on the country as a whole. You may want to bring about change to human rights, animal rights or even have issues with education.

It is good to know that you have the right to make a petition ( about any issues to bring together others who feel the same way and make your voice heard. A petition is one of the ways in which people all over the world can make changes to improve their lives and the lives of others.

There are two main ways in which you can make a petition and present it to those who have the power to bring about suitable changes. A traditional petition involves physically collecting signatures of supporters by speaking directly to them.

An online petition allows you to post the petition online ( to gather a greater number of signatures from people all over the world who support your cause. Whatever type of petition you choose to make, there are general guidelines that you should follow to make the petition the best that it can be.

A petition is a document in which you state what the present situation is and why you feel that it should be changed in some way. Each organization or government agency does have requirements for petitions that are presented to them. Therefore, you should do some research to find out what these requirements are.

You may be able to find them by visiting the official website of the organization or by placing a telephone call to the appropriate office to make your inquiry and have the requirements sent to you by email or regular mail. This is a significant detail that you shouldn't overlook in making a petition because if you do make a petition that doesn't follow the guidelines of the organization, it will be ignored.

When you begin researching how to make a petition, it is important to choose a title that will be self-explanatory. The title should not be long. You may have to spend some time choosing your words carefully so that your title says what you want it to say and lets others know right away the ultimate goal for the petition.

All aspects of the petition should be short and concise. When you state your case in as few words as possible and still get the main idea across, you will be able to garner more support because people will realize you respect their time and do not intend for them to have to spend a lot of time reading the petition to find out what it is about.

Look at lots of examples before you start to make a petition. These will give you ideas of how you can state your case. Even though there are many sites online that provide you with a petition format that is free to use, you do have to fill in the form with the text you need.

Prepare a handwritten or typewritten draft first and reread it to make sure that you state your case clearly and concisely with no spelling or grammar mistakes. When you are satisfied with this, then you can enter the text into the online petition format (

If you do plan to make a conventional petition rather than an online one, you can still use the petition sites to help you. Once you complete the petition, you can print it off and use it in the traditional manner.
by Allison Ryan
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Allison Ryan is a freelance marketing writer from San Diego, CA. She specializes in leadership, motivation, and how to make a petition. To browse a petition online, please visit for more information.
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