Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Electronic English Petition Project Begins

ee-Petition Project

Upon returning from an invigorating conference in London on e-Democracy and Blogging, we thought an experiment was in order. While not the first project of its kind (starting in Scotland and Germany), e-petitioning is just what English-speakers in Poland need! We did some research, and did in fact find a Polish-language E-petition project already up and running. Amazing! We will be cooperating with the Polish site by cross-posting any successful e-petitions on PolBlog to their site -- so PolBlog's ee-Petition Project will be the first cut, the proverbial editor's chopblock.

To vote on a proposed Electronic English Petition, or to comment about one in the forum, or just to simply (but importantly) vote on a petition, you need to go to the ee-Petition forum. To vote on a petition, you must register (so we can verify that you live in Poland). But other than that the forum is open and anyone can propose a petition (although we reserve the right to remove any bullshit).

The petition must be addressed to local or regional politicans and have something to do with the economic, ecologic, educational, religious, civil, health, atheletic, etc., state of Poland.

Our first ee-Petition requests that the Warsaw government re-paint the city's ailing recycling bins while running a public education campaign about recycling. Make your voice heard!


Help! We need some Paint!


1)Polish Sejm Site


At 12/13/2005 07:43:00 AM, Blogger Michael Farris said...

What about capital punishment for littering and graffiti? I could get behind that (only half joking)

At 12/14/2005 04:08:00 PM, Blogger beatroot said...

No, spitting in public! I think we should rip their testies off!!!

At 12/14/2005 06:51:00 PM, Blogger Michael Farris said...

A kindred spirit!

At 12/15/2005 06:45:00 AM, Blogger ~JS said...

WE have a new petition up about crumbling block porches...I understand the neeed to let off some steam, but this isn't intended as just a source of venting frustrations in a humorous way, we actually are in contact with a Sejm employee about getting our concerns recognized officially (if enough of us support a particular petition)...

At 12/17/2005 05:09:00 PM, Blogger beatroot said...


At 12/17/2005 06:05:00 PM, Blogger Michael Farris said...

I'm not sure for the reason for this. The number of English speakers with a long term stake in Poland isn't that high to begin with and most of those know (or should know) Polish well enough to participate in Polish language forums which would be more effective.

At 12/18/2005 01:41:00 AM, Blogger beatroot said...

And that is the issue. What good will these petitions do? What is the point? Who are we going to send the petitiond too?

If Poles are not motiviated by these kinds of issues then I really don't think that a few ex-pat bloggers signing petitions will change anything. If you want to influence policy then get in touch with an already organised group.


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