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About Community Petitions by Avaaz

Community Petitions by Avaaz empowers people with online tools to help realize the world most people want.

Community Petitions is a new web platform that gives people around the world the power to start and win campaigns at the local, national, and international levels.

Community Petitions is a crowd-sourced part of Avaaz, the largest-ever global web movement bringing people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Every week, millions of people from all walks of life and in every country take action through Avaaz on pressing issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.

The Avaaz model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. With the arrival of Community Petitions, we can all use these online tools to run our own local, national, or international campaigns and all together they add up to create positive change in the world.

Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action -- signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events -- to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform the decisions that affect us all.

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