Petition Update

Wow! Let's keep it up.

Ben Johnson
Toronto, Canada

Jul 4, 2013 — Thank you everyone for your support of this petition. What began as a project over my lunch hour yesterday has already received almost 600 signatures--in less than 24 hours! (I've got five more just since I started writing this!)

I've just written my city councilor, Joe Mihevc, to ask what it might take for this issue to be raised in council, and I suggest that, if you have the time, you do the same.

I'll amend the sample letter above so people might borrow some messaging from it to email their own councilors, but I strongly encourage everyone to draft their own, personalized letter. Form letters, while powerful in numbers, have a tendency to be easily ignored and won't likely receive a response.

In the meantime, share the petition on facebook, tweet it up, and maybe...start stocking up on red cups and ice?? Let's see where we can take this!