A petition helps bring together many different voices, and gives a request for action weight. A clear, well-written petition will increase your credibility and chances of success.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Word processor
Create a title for the header of your petition. Summarise the issue in a short phrase for the title.
Address the petition to an organisation, business or politician. This will make it clear who you expect to take action.
Write a short introduction about the issue. Explain what the problem is and why it should be addressed in a paragraph.
Write a paragraph on the action you want to be taken. Be clear and precise.
Sign the petition and include your address and contact information. Be clear that you are responsible for writing the petition--and any questions should be directed to you.
Leave a space to fill in the complete number of signatories. Include a statement that identifies this number.
Create a table for signatures. Title the table The Undersigned. Include columns for each person's printed name, address and signature. Addresses are necessary so signatories can be verified. Number each row so you can easily determine the total signatures.