#5 Dialogue with politics


First, identify the people who will decide on the issue of your petition. Get in touch with these people. This often turns out to be useful.

It is also worth getting in touch with non-political decision-makers, such as actors from business or the cultural sector. Before the decision is made about the petition, you can communicate, exchange ideas and possibly draw attention to the petition together through the media.


Contact the person making the decision by email and request a personal meeting to hand over the petition. Write in the email how many signatures you have already collected and what your demands are. Make sure to use the correct name of the MP(s).

When a handover occurs, be sure to prepare a press release . Inform the journalists about this – we will be happy to help.

If no appointment can be made, ask your supporters for help and contact the person making the decision together via X, email, letter. For example, if many supporters tag or tag the MP in a tweet or Facebook post and ask for a personal handover, you can work together to increase the pressure. An individual hashtag that everyone uses can also help your request spread and ultimately reach the appropriate recipient.

Is there a handover date? Here are tips for the perfect handover .

Supported by openPetition: We are here to help you with all of these steps. It is important that you keep us updated. If we notice that you are strongly committed, then we will also be committed to you. For example, if we learn of a planned handover, we can advise you and, if necessary, draw your attention to it via our channels.

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