• Take Action

    Create and Sign Petitions

    Petitioning can be a powerful form of collective grassroots expression to gather supporters and demonstrate the strength behind a cause. Petitions have been effective in changing government policy thousands of times already.

    Petition sites typically make it very easy for you to sign, send letters off to politicians and to share the cause through your email networks or social media outlets. Commit to signing a petition a day, and urge your family and friends to do the same and see what kind of big action and attention can be brought to important issues.

    While there are so many causes that need attention, it is not possible to be an activist for everything. Pick your causes based on what concerns you the most. Petitions exist in support of most environmental, political or social problems. If they don’t exist – start your own petition and take action into your own hands.

    Create your own petition here:

    1. http://www.thepetitionsite.com
    2. http://www.change.org/start-a-petition

    Action Tips on Writing and Starting Your Own Petition:

    http://www.dosomething.org

    Learn How to Create and Promote an Online Petition For Your cause:

    http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-and-promote-an-online-petition-for-your-cause/

    Start an Awareness Campaign about Your Cause

    http://www.dosomething.org

    Join and Take Action with these Top Petition/Activist Sites:

    Care2 is the largest and fastest growing social action network, with over 16 million members and 175% growth in unique visitors year over year. Care2 also owns and operates the #1 site for petitions, www.thepetitionsite.com, generating 24 million signatures in the past 12 months. With applications on Facebook and a network of over 100 revenue sharing partner sites, Care2’s reach is to over 150 million people.
    WEBSITE: http://www.care2.com/take-action/

    Change.org is a non-partisan organization that empowers anyone, anywhere to start and win campaigns for social change. Every day, people who start petitions on Change.org win meaningful change using the most easy-to-use & powerful grassroots organizing tools on the web.
    WEBSITE: www.change.org

    Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Their model of internet organizing allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.
    WEBSITE: www.avaaz.org

    Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. Free The Children runs a range of campaigns throughout the year. Get involved!
    WEBSITE: http://www.freethechildren.com/get-involved/campaigns/

    For more information on conservation and activists sites to get involved with, visit our Conservation Groups page.

    Take Action and Sign Existing Petitions:

    Follow the links above for a list of petitions currently up and running that need your attention. Discover your passions, pick your causes and let your voice be heard. The Power of One goes a long way. Your signature matters!

    *Please note: Some petitions are time sensitive and may expire, but don’t let that stop you from finding another one elsewhere, urging the issue to still be heard or starting your own petition.

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