Petition

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Supports Objectives(s) Citizen Engagement (Objective)

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Petitions are a form of Citizen Engagement (Objective) by which the people collectively express what they want through signing a shared document. Online petitions are created using services like Petitions and Change.org then circulated through various communication tools, like Social Media, Email, and Websites. The more signatures a petition gets, the more the signatories can argue that the target of the petition should read, respond to, and potentially act upon the wishes of the signatories.

The American White House has a project called We The People in which citizens can create a petition on the White House website. If the document gets a petition to 100,000 signatures in 30 days, the White House will respond to it.

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