If everyone that’s already signed our Justice Matters petition went out now and got 10 more signatures, we would absolutely smash our target of 25,000 signatures. We would show clearly that the people of Britain care about how British companies are acting abroad – that they care about justice.
The truth is though, we think you can do better than 10 signatures - most people are happy to sign their name for a good cause. So why don’t we all raise the bar for the next few weeks and target something closer to 100!
To help you along the way, we’ve put together a few ideas about how you could join together with friends, colleagues and family to stand up for justice.
1. Ask your family first
Start with the easiest ones! Your family, or those friends that are so close they’re basically family, are the most likely to sign the petition simply because it’s something you believe in.
And when they realise it’s all about ensuring British businesses behave well abroad, it shouldn’t take long before they’re convinced that the Justice Matters petition is something that would be worth signing – even if you weren’t pestering them to do it!
2. Make the most of your time at the school gate
You don’t need to be head of the PTA to get parents united for a good cause. It takes just 2 minutes to fill in the online petition and even less time to explain why Justice Matters is worth supporting. All you need to do is print off a paper form or use your smartphone to collect people’s details.
So why not see how many signatures you can get before the school bell rings?
3. Think about how your work fits in
Justice Matters is all about encouraging businesses to act ethically and to respect the lives of the people in the regions they work. Whether you’re part of a multi-national organisation or not, it’s likely that you’ll come across all sorts of people who believe that businesses should be a force for good in the world.
When you do find these people, just point them to www.traidcraft.co.uk/justicecampaign so that they can find out more about the cause.
4. Put it on your church’s radar
If you’re part of a church community, you already know a group of people with a heart for justice. Take a look at some of our Justice Matters resources to get inspired about how you could bring these issues to their attention.
5. Get sharing on social media
Think about what gets you interested in supporting the Justice Matters campaign and then share that message with your friends. Follow Traidcraft on Facebook and Twitter for inspiration and don’t forget to look at our Justice Matters videos which are sure to get people talking.
6. Look for the Fairtrade Mark
If someone enjoys shopping ethically, it’s a good sign that they’ll be ready to get right behind the Justice Matters campaign. So when you spot someone with any Fairtrade or Traidcraft product – don’t be afraid to ask them whether they’ve signed the petition yet!
And if you still haven’t added your name to those calling for justice, please sign our petition today.