Collecting Signatures for the Stop Alzheimer’s Petition
The Stop Alzheimer’s Petition is a collaborative effort that calls upon policymakers to end Alzheimer’s. Through the Petition, USAgainstAlzheimer’s and the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) coalition are calling on our political leaders to dedicate all resources necessary to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. The Petition will succeed with support from Activists like you, who can collect signatures and help build this movement. Here are some tips on ways to collect signatures.
The internet is a great way to engage your family, friends, and community quickly. You can post about the Petition on your Facebook page and Twitter account, with a link for others to sign and to share the Petition themselves. We also have a ‘tell-a-friend’ email note that you can pass along to your friends and family. Visit our spread the word page for easy links to share the Petition on social media and by email. If you have a photo or video of yourself to post on social media, those are also effective ways to share the Petition and collect signatures. Remember to include a clear link and mention of the Petition.
Collect signatures in person at community events, including church, senior’s centers, holiday parties, or sporting events. (You may need to check with organizers first.) You can print paper copies of the Petition. Or bring a laptop computer or iPad to collect petition signatures using the online Petition.
Host a community-wide Petition drive or competition through organizations you are involved with, including work or school. For example, consider hosting an interdepartmental Petition drive at work. Tie activities to events like National Alzheimer’s Month, the holidays, or community-specific celebrations or festivals.
Communicate with your local press to educate others about the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and the Petition initiative. Writing a letter to the editor (LTE) responding to a previous article can be an effective way to communicate your message to the community. An opinion piece (op-ed) is another good way to communicate your message.
Contact community leaders (city councilors, state representatives, clergy, prominent businesspeople) and ask them to sign the Petition and share it with their networks. Offer to speak or host a table at events they are organizing or attending, or ask to include a Petition link in their print or electronic communications. Ask community leaders to write their own opinion pieces or accompany you to a meeting with your Member of Congress.
- Use Social Media and Email
- Collect Signatures in Person
- Plan Collective Community Action
- Write a Letter to the Editor or Opinion Piece
- Ask Community Leaders to Sign the Petition
Let us know how you are promoting the Stop Alzheimer’s Petition in your community.
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