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Not another online petition! But here’s why you should think before deleting it

Online petitions are often seen as a form of “slacktivism” – small acts that don’t require much commitment and are more about helping us feel good than effective activism.

  • Sky Croeser
  • The Conversation

But the impacts of online petitions can stretch beyond immediate results.

Whether they work to create legislative change, or just raise awareness of an issue, there’s some merit to signing them.

Even if nothing happens immediately, petitions are one of many ways we can help build long-term change.

  • A history of petitions

Petitions have a long history in Western politics.

They developed centuries ago as a…

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