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Sep 2, 2007
Dear friends,

Many times I am sent a petition for me to sign which is for a cause which I support but I find that it has too much wrong with it for it to succeed.  So, I don't sign it. 

One  example of what I am talking about is the TARGET.  This should be WHO is going to receive the signatures. It has to be a specific person or an organization that has the authority to make the changes called for in the petition. Also, I will no longer sign a poorly written petition that no one would take seriously. (Or one that has EXPIRED) . It's a waste of time.

Another problem that I find is  with the information that is required which will be viewed publicly. I don't like to sign a petition ANONYMOUSLY but I also don't want my ZIP CODE displayed publicly. I also don't want my age displayed,  so I use 99 or 100. These are privacy issues and alot of people will just skip signing the petition.

Also, I want a full name for the petition author. This person will have access to your e-mail address and sometimes even your home address.

Lastly, I would suggest that if you care enough to SIGN a petition, don't sign your Care 2 screen name. A petition with a thousand signatures consisting of Cubby Bear, etc. will NOT be taken seriously.

If you don't want people to know your real name at Care 2 you have a few options. You can use a different e-mail address not connected with your profile when signing petitions then it won't be displayed under your "butterflies". ( I realize that someone could possibly figure out your real name that you used to sign the petition by the other information displayed.)   Also, you either can use the anonymous feature or change your profile settings so that the exact petition that you got a butterfly for signing, won't be displayed on your profile.

Petitions can make a difference, if we just get it right.

Kristi K
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Posted: Sep 2, 2007 11:13am


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