Online Petitions Take Citizen Participation to New Levels. But Do They Work? – The New York Times

“No president is going to do an about-face on a major policy because of 20,000 signatures,” he wrote. “But coupling that petition with other tactics like protests, rallies, phone calls, face-to-face lobbying, a well-organized media plan and community outreach creates an environment in which the goals of the signatories can become reality.”

Source: Online Petitions Take Citizen Participation to New Levels. But Do They Work? – The New York Times

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