So, have you been wondering what can I do to change my world? Well, I’m sure there are plenty of opportunities should you surf the internet. That’s exactly what I did recently, and I found an interesting site: www.change.org. There you can start a petition, or even join an ongoing one by submitting your name. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page at change.org, you will see their mission objective. The goal of the site is three-fold 1. to start a petition. 2. to mobilize support. 3. to win change. The site has some tips and guides on how to start a petition, and then when you have enough support, how to go to the company where the problem exsists, and to speak with the powers that be. They even show some recent successful petitions that won enough support, and were able to get some companies to comply with the request. I think that is awesome! One example of a petition is a man in Ventura who went to a 76 gas station, used his debit card, and found out that 76 had placed a $75.00 hold on his account. This resulted in an overdraft in his checking account. This is not fair, and I wasn’t even aware that gas stations could do that! He has started a petition to get 76 to stop doing that. I fully support him on that one. I’m planning on starting a few of my own.
What I like about the site is that you can browse the site for any ongoing petitions including animal rights, economic justice, criminal justice, and human rights just to name a few. I even found a few that are important and relevant to me. So, if you think that this is something you would like to do, go to change.org and check out the site. Do your part to make this a nicer world for all of us.