Give your petition a title
Your title should sum up what your petition is asking for.
This is the first thing people will see about your petition. Get their attention with a short title that focusses on the change you’d like them to support.
Keep it short, punchy and as specific as possible - no more than six words if possible.
Good titles often start with an action verb like Save, Don't, Stop, Protect, Fund...
Tips: focus on the solution and communicate urgency.
Who are you addressing?
N.B: You won't be able to change the target(s) of your petition once you set it to "Published".
Who has power to create the change you want to see?
Put pressure on the right person and force them to respond by being as specific as possible. Is it the European Parliament? The European Council? Heads of State? A company CEO, or your local council?
You might need to do some research to find the right person who can make or influence the decision.
What do you want them to do?
N.B: You won't be able to change your petition text once you set it to "Published".
This is what your petition is asking for.
Again, try to keep it short - you want just a few lines to get your key demands across. There is more space below to explain why it is important.
For example :
"Falciani is a pioneer of tax justice. The Spanish government must not extradite him to Switzerland."
Or : "We urge you to reject the Bayer-Monsanto merger and prevent the damage caused by these corporations. We also demand full openness about your decision-making processes."
Tips: Identify a solution that the target(s) of the petition can act upon, and try to keep it to just one thing. Don’t call for everything at once.
Write why you care about this issue as if you were explaining it to a friend - keep it short, clear, and simple.
Try to use a combination of stories and facts so you appeal to people's hearts as well as their heads.
If you have been personally affected by this issue, you can put in some of your personal stories.