You've created your petition and now you need to gather signatures.  Start by using the sharing tools right on the petition page - Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other social sharing platforms are one click away.  If you have a web site or blog, click your petition's Share tab and copy the widget code, then paste it (as you would a YouTube video) in a blog post or web page. 

Having the news media tell your story is the most effective way to get supporters and influence the decision maker. Contact your local newspaper or TV news station and tell them about your petition. You can even hold your own press conference to talk about your petition and invite the news media. Keep them updated as support for your petition grows.

The more you do to promote your petition, the more signatures you will get!