change.org

Written By: Nikki

A petition is a great way to create changes and show support for a variety of different causes. Many people sign petitions to help make the word a better place and to provide equal opportunities for everyone. You may have came across a petition that has been pinned up on a notice board or public place. However, with social media being the strongest platform for raising awareness, there are now E-petitions to make appeals quicker, more convenient and up to date.

About a year ago, I stumbled across change.org. It's a site that allows people to create their own petitions about something they want help with and promote change. You are also able to browse petitions and get involved inside your local community or reach out to a wider audience. There are over 100 million people in 196 different countries all over the world trying to make a change. There is a chance that if you get a significant amount of signatures on your petition, your case could be taken to the House of Commons to start up a debate. Almost every hour, a petition on change.org receives a victory. To think that the changes being asked for are being amended and impacting thousands of people's lives is an incredibly uplifting idea.

Icons such a Malala Yousafzai who petitioned for girls to receive education helped gain support via change.org, and Jeremy Clarksons Top Gear case also featured on the site, with many other idols turning to the page to aid their ideas. You can sign up to receive emails with suggestions to petitions you may want to get involved with and the process is quick and easy. You simply click on the 'sign this petition' box and you will be taken to a page which will allow you to state why you want to sign this petition(optional) and then you type your name and you're done.

I found this website very interesting as their are so many different issues taking place that I wouldn't be aware of if it wasn't for this organisation. If you want to find out more about this great cause, you can go to their website at change.org. Further more, here is a link to one of their videos which helps you to understand and realise the impact of your signature: Play Change.org: Reasons for Signing

What will you change?