2000+ signatures and still growing, even after I closed the petition for about an hour. That's grand!
But here's an explanation for why the petition was closed and reopened without warning.
I was gone the entire weekend for an Air Cadet campout. I didn't want to go because I wanted to stick around to check on my petition and email convention staff, but unfortunately as a senior at the squadron I had to go in order to help supervise the kids.
When I got back, I had a lot of anonymous hate on my Tumblr inbox. I got scared, closed the petition, and cooled down with a game of Tribes and some hot cocoa. After some thinking, I decided that I should set up this petition to Auto-email, and reopen the petition.
I'm going to be checking the petition page every once and a while, but I won't be personally emailing the convention staffers anymore nor will I be promoting it. I don't want the petition to take more of a toll on me than it already has.
Thanks for understanding.