Start a petition

Follow the prompts to tell a compelling story.

A petition is a public message to one or more decision makers, asking them to do something. Name the person or group who should receive your petition. Later, you can add their contact info so they are notified when people sign.

A petition is a public message to one or more decision makers, asking them to do something. Name the person or group who should receive your petition. Later, you can add their contact info so they are notified when people sign.


Ask your petition's decision maker to do something as if you were speaking to them directly. Summarize what you want into a clear headline.

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Include the most compelling and important information
"Nestle: Allow me to care for my dying husband and keep my job"

Use concise, direct language
"Raise the minimum wage in Hawaii — Pass SB 2609"

Ask for something the decision maker has the direct power to fix
"Stop purchasing eggs from battery cage farms"


Explain why people should support your petition, why you started it, and how it can make a difference.

Follow these steps to tell a compelling story

Begin by summarizing the problem, your solution, and who can make this change. A summary helps inform supporters quickly.

Next, explain why you care and your personal connection to the issue. Provide details about what you want and why it matters.

End by describing the stakes. What will happen if you win? What will happen if you lose?


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Photos should be at least 1200 × 675 pixels. Large photos without text are best.

A photo or video increases your petition’s chances of being signed and shared.

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