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Are petitions worthwhile?

This campaign tip (no. 98) was published on Monday, 8th April 2019
Before you start a petition, consider carefully - why are you doing it? What do you want to achieve? It's quite a while since I see one up ... I have run very successful petitions but if you have a petition out there with just a handful of signatures on it, all sharing the same surname, it can be counter-productive.

Q: Why run a petition?
A: To get change

Not necessarily ...
A: To get publicity for the cause (but I know the petition won't actually make a difference in itself)
A: To give supporters something to sign / show them you're still active / rallying call
A: To help you understand your own case (may not even need to go live)
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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-
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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