How Online Petitions Can Influence Public Policy
Tuesday, October 8
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center MR 8C
Greenpeace USA - Sr Online Campaign Strategist
Environmental Defense Fund - Online Activism Coord
Change.org - Dir of Nonprofit Community
Natural Resources Defense Council - Southern California Coord for CA Advocacy Policy
What started as the EPA's proposed national standards to limit dangerous industrial carbon pollution from new national movement that mobilized 3 million Americans to voice public support of the Carbon Pollution Standardpower plants evolved into a --the largest number of comments submitted to any federal regulation in US history.
This lesson in people-powered campaigning dramatically showcased the impact of online petitions. In this session, we will discuss how a coalition of major environmental organizations turned to online petitions to find the supporters they needed to place pressure on public policy. We'll also look at how this model of online campaigning can be employed to influence future environmental public policy decisions.
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