Action Network Help & FAQs

Creating petitions

Choose "Create Petition" from the "Start Organizing" menu to start creating your petition.

Fill out the petition's title, your target's name, a description and call to action for your petition to get activists to sign, and the letter you will deliver to your petition target.

Show or hide standard fields to remove, say, first name from the form if you do not want to collect it using the controls in the sample sidebar on the right. You can also decide whether you want to make the field required or not. Email address must always be present and required, as every activist in our system must have an email address.

Finally, you can add in custom form inputs using the visual form builder (explained here) or by writing your own HTML. And you can add an optional image if you choose.

Next, you can add optional thank you page text, and show or hide the sharing options on thank you pages.

When you're ready, publish your petition to make it live and start collecting signatures.

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