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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Famous and oft-quoted words by Mohandas K (Mahatma) Gandhi, the Indian non-violent revolutionary who made his country’s national independence from the British his life’s work. While these words will resonate with most of us, individuals such as Gandhi are few and far between. We all at some point or another feel inspired to effect change. We all want to make a difference in our lives and those of others. Changing the world sounds great but how to go about it?
It is easy to feel dispirited and wonder how one single person could possible create any kind of fundamental and/or meaningful change. Not to mention, daily life is stressful and fraught with worries such as paying bills on time, meeting work deadlines, organizing our kids and spouses’ schedules, staying healthy and fit–how to fit in any time to save the world? Change.org is the answer. It allows you to change the world one petition at a time. Petitions have been used for centuries as a way for citizens or subjects to appeal to governments/rulers to ask f0r change in any number of issues from economic to political to legal to social. Change.org makes the most of the internet and social media to offer a petition writing tool that is simple, hassle-free and convenient. Plus, it is free! All you have to do is follow the easy steps below:
- Pick an issue that you feel strongly about.
- Start a petition at Change.org.
- Advertise and promote your petition through social media channels, blogs and websites.
- Customers persuaded Bank of America to remove its newly added debit card fee
- South African women convince the country’s government to abolish “corrective rape” for lesbians
- Saudi Women manage to get Hilary Clinton to publicly support the right for women to drive in that country