A petition to Parliament is a formal written request calling for some sort of action from the Legislative Assembly or the Government.
Petitions can be a great way to get your voice heard in Parliament on an issue you feel strongly about.
- A petition must be addressed to the Legislative Assembly.
- It must conclude with a prayer setting out the general objectives of the petitioners.
- Bear the signature of the petitioners.
- Be endorsed by the person presenting the same to the fact that it is his/her opinion.
- Should be respectfully and properly worded.
How to submit, publish and promote your Petition
- Write your petition. In your petition you need to ask the Legislative Assembly or Government to do something they have the power to do.
- Gather support. Give the details of people who support your petition before it is published.
- Share and promote your petition through social media to gain support.
- Submit your petition to a Legislature Member and ask them to present it on your behalf to the Legislative Assembly.
- Your petition is checked. The legislative Assembly will check your petition to ensure it meets the standards for petitions. Petitions are sometimes rejected for incorrect formatting.