Downloading Petition Signatures Will Take Your Movement Offline
Posted Aug 30, 2012 by Alejandro De La Cruz
Downloading petition signatures on Causes.com is now a click away. Since May of 2012, more than two million signatures have been added to a diverse set of petitions on Causes, all created and organized by users inspired to create change in their communities all across the world. Some of these petitions include a plea to end the cruel practice of bear-baiting in South Carolina, and another petition successfully spared a front yard garden from destruction in Quebec.
Recently, 16,000 Causes’ users added their names to a petition asking for the Russian court system to free three young women from jail. Robert Lieber, the cause leader for Free Pussy Riot, used the Causes downloading tool to save his signatures as a file. Along with his colleague, he then printed the signatures at his local Kinko’s, and completed the cycle of that campaign.
And that’s what makes the new Causes tool so rad: your online action and community building is now instantly converted into an offline asset that will create impact.
So, how does it work?
Once you are ready to send your signatures to the designated target of your petition, simply:
- Click the Download Signatures button (photo above).
- Next, you’ll be prompted to select either a PDF version of your signatures or a CSV version.
- After selecting the format, we’ll send an email to the address associated with your Causes profile (to update your email address, go to causes.com/account/email).
- After 15-30 minutes, you will receive the email with a link to download your file!
We’re firm believers in harnessing the enthusiasm and support of your online community by creating simple and easy ways to shake things up in the real world. We hope this tool helps you achieve your goals, so feel free to let us know what you think about the new tool in the comments section below!