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Making your petition attractive

This campaign tip (no. 97) was published on Sunday, 7th April 2019
I was involved with a petition in the early days of such things and it certainly got noticed. From that out-of-date experience, were I setting one up today I would look to ...
1. Have it as something that as wide and audience as possible can identify with and agree
2. Keep it simple so that people undertsand it
3. Have emotional appeal (wow factor) / clearly righting a wrong
4. Avoid contravesial bits that put people off
5. Have a wide geographic spread
6. Be clearly achievable
7. Have an excellent and active backup site / presence with punchy URL
8. Get any famous names to back you / see if they will be open in publicity
9. Avoid competing with another similar petition
10. Consider negative effect on campaign if failed to gather signatures
11. Set realistic (perhaps [initiallly] personal targets
12. Exhibit passion and committment

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Contact details

These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at- wellho.net
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities


What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018


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