This petition is doing well, at over 3,200 signatures already: it needs 10,000 to get a UK govt response (it's UK signatories only because it's targeting parliament and that's the rule on the parliament petition site). It was featured on #MEAction last week, which I assume has given it a big boost!
7,820 signatures on this petition now; at 10,000 the government must respond to it.
There are quite a few petitions around that are doing very well, and perhaps we could give them a bit of a boost...we haven't covered these petitions with a Phoenix Rising article yet so I'm wondering whether somebody might like to write something up? @Sasha has done lots of similar articles for us in the past, but perhaps somebody else out there might like to have a go?
I'm thinking that an article describing several petitions might be useful...we could then send out a newsletter to our mailing list focusing on that article...we have a few thousand subscribers and many of them may not have signed all the petitions. I think it might also be good to encourage people to email their friends and family about these petitions at this point (providing a template for such an email); unlike some of the petitions we've had in the past, I think some of the recent ones have a lot more potential for mass appeal. Anybody out there want to draft something?
Final thought: we have a little slot at the top right of our home page where we currently have an advert for the Phoenix Rising shop; this should really have been refreshed long ago, and it would be good to put a little advert there for one or more petitions...all we need is a suitable little graphic (similar size to the one that's there at the moment).