Verizon: Can you hear us now?

“How is Mordechai’s Verizon petition on Change.org doing?” is a question exactly no one is asking, but oh my god I just watched The Daily Show, and that ad played back to back to back and it has to stop. Maybe I should start a new petition to celebrate Mother’s Day one week early this year.

Meanwhile, Change.org has been doing its best to make sure I stay on top of things. It’s nice to see the website maintain so much enthusiasm for a campaign that currently has fewer supporters than The city of Healdsbug California: Make the intersection of North and Fitch into a four way stop intersection* or Rick Perry (but more than other worthy causes, like Barnes and Noble: Stop shoving smut in our faces! or Bloomington Herald-Times: Stop using your newspaper to promote the KKK! or Hills Shire Council: To create a Youth centre in the Hills district for the youth to come to** or Judge Rotenberg Educational Center: Please Stop Painful Electric Shocks on Your Students):

From: Change.org <mail@change.org>
To: Me <stopverizon@change.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:01 PM
Subject: Petition Day 2 – How to use listservs to promote your petition

Congratulations, your petition “Verizon Wireless: Stop playing your goddamn Mother’s Day ad for Razr,” now has 6 signatures!

The most effective way to reach a lot of people at once is to send a link to your petition out to an appropriate listserve or organizational email list that might be interested.

Think about the listservs that you belong to – you may have them for your recreational sports league, neighborhood group, church, classes, book club, professional associations, and more. These are hundreds or even thousands of potential allies for your cause.

Don’t be shy! You had the guts to start this petition because you believe that there is a problem that needs to be solved. The only way you are going to make a difference is by getting other people involved, and that means asking them to sign on.

We’ve pasted content below to give you a head start. [Ed. note: Content below excised for the sake of brevity.]

Let’s just say it’s a good thing I no longer have the keys to the OCP listserv.

I don’t want to write about this every day, so lucky you: this is a two-fer.

From: Change.org <mail@change.org>
To: Me <stopverizon@change.org>
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2012 2:01 PM
Subject: Petition Day 3 – How to use Facebook to spread your petition

[Ed. note: Most content excised for the sake of brevity.]

Here are some quick tips for how to use Facebook to promote your petition:

[1-4: e.g. “Did you know you can post on your friend’s wall?!!?”]

Keep the buzz going. The average person has to receive a piece of information seven times before it sinks in.

Get excited, you guys. I think this post makes two.

Also, click to learn more about the petition or to just sign it.

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*The thought crossed my mind that the petitioner had a problem with his ‘r’ key, and typed ‘Healdsbug’ when he meant ‘Heraldsburg’. I was half-right. The city is actually Healdsburg. Also, who calls it a ‘four stop’ intersection?

**for shame

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