Online Petition – The Best Way to Support your Cause

A petition is a request for change or action. Usually, it is a document signed by a large number of people who are demanding some form of action from a county, state, company, organization, or other authority. Petitions can be requests for or against something.

In a country like India, one is bound to feel a little skeptical or ignorant of signature campaigns or petition. In the old school way, petitioners would go knocking door to door to collect people’s support in their long registers or a dilapidated looking sheet.  Whereas an online petition serves the same purpose as a conventional petition although it is different in that it is posted online for viewers to read and sign electronically.

The fact is that these online petitions do carry an enormous amount of clout with authorities; while you may dismiss the value of petitions posted online thinking they are frivolous. They are visible to people all over the world and are valuable in that they can gather a larger number of signatures than you could ever hope to collect in a conventional petition, since they are posted on a website.

A signer types in his/her name and the email address is the signer’s address with an online petition. For the most part, as most sites will not allow more than one signature for each email, each signer of a petition posted online has to have an individual email address.

There are several benefits of writing an online petition. It will primarily offer a fantastic promoting potential for you to spread the word. You will be able to email, link, and share your petition with others on a great many blogs, forums, news boards, social networks, and social bookmarking sites with the right tools. Via discussion boards and links, you will also be able to interact with your campaign followers and educate, rally, and support each other to create a community around your petition.

There are several online petitions posted online by individuals, NGOs and social work India activists. Recently an online petition was posted to stop violence against women in NCT of Delhi. In the light of the recent incident in Gurgaon in which a 23-year-old pub worker was raped in the city, a protest gathering was held on Wednesday, March 14th 2012, in front of the Sahara mall, followed by another such protest in front of the Sector 29 Police Station on March 15th 2012.

A large gathering of social work India activists and media agents made the protests successful. It was decided then to draft a charter of demands to be sent to the state agencies. Many people signed for this petition and pledged to punish the culprits.

There are numerous examples such every day of campaigns being picked up by local news papers, radio and TV. Often, the modern online petition is being integrated with “offline” petitioning, such as word of mouth. Even though online petitioning is a fantastic tool, it is often most effective when combined with offline efforts, such as involving friends, family, and colleagues.

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Halabol Team is a platform that gives you the opportunity to take a step forward and make the effort needed towards the change you wish to see. Members of team Halabol has written several articles on issues related to online petition, environment, minorities, education, lifestyle, youth affairs and social work India.

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