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Do Petitions Even Do Anything?

About This Episode

Petitions help people feel like they’re making change in the world — but do they really make a difference?   

Stuart Perelmuter, the founder of OD Action and Atadvocacy, has worked for over a decade to keep hundreds and thousands of people informed and engaged in progressive politics through cause-related community development. From launching his own action network to working as a communications strategist on Capitol Hill, Stuart Perelmuter has partnered with various candidates and causes — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — to create a better world.

In this episode, Stuart Perelmuter shares his experience with petitions, why it’s important to keep up the pressure after signing a petition, the importance of community-driven change, and how and why petitions — and the people who sign them — really do matter. 

Guest: Stuart Perelmuter, founder of OD Action and Atadvocacy

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Tell the Olympics to stop targeting Black women

Honoring Juneteenth is a good first step. Now, dismantle systemic racism

Support school sports for all students, including trans youth

Demand the Senate pass common sense gun safety laws

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July 19, 2021
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Sounds Good is the weekly podcast that hosts hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the headlines we can be hopeful about — and how you can get involved and make a difference.

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