This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Have you heard of Change.org?
I’m not sure how long the site has been around but I know I’ve been using it these last few years to sign electronic petitions.
Change.org isn’t just a petition collecting site – it’s a certified B Corp. and “a social action platform that empowers anyone, anywhere, to start, join, and win campaigns to change the world.” It uses the crowd sourcing model to create change – but the best part of it is, it costs nothing to the signee.
One of the first campaigns I signed was the banning of dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, after watching the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. Which worked, by the way. Then banning seal-hunting in Canada, and more recently for Miss Universe Canada Jenna Talackova‘s campaign to strike transsexualism as a disorder from the World Health Organization’s list of mental illnesses.
Just this week I signed a petition (25,000 going strong) to give Malala Yusufzai the Nobel Peace Prize after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for campaigning against the destruction of girls’ schools in Pakistan. I can’t believe sh*t like this is still going down, where girls – 15 years old at that – have to prove that they need an education. And that our opinions have to be met with violence in order to make headlines.