I have something to say. I would like to start by stating CLEARLY that this is my own personal opinion. This is not the opinion of Thyroid UK, it is not sanctioned by Thyroid UK. Still being mindful of the fact that I am a representative of Thyroid UK, I will not be swearing or abusive, but I have something to say.
The e-petition has crossed the 10,000 mark! YAY!
Now the Department of Health will have to give a response. There is a very strong possibility that no one will be satisfied with the response! Then what?
Basically, there are a few choices.
We can rage and rant about the unfairness of it.
We can shrug our shoulders in rueful acceptance and use the results towards further campaigning (after all, just over 10,000 people cared enough to sign it right!? )
We can spend the rest of the precious few remaining days of the petition trying to get it up to 100,000 signatures.
If it seems like a mountain to climb, think of it simply. This means everyone who signed it, needs to find 10 other people who will sign it.
There are people who haven't signed it.
Some people believe that nothing will change, others are not entirely happy with the wording, some people do not trust sites online with their personal details.
To these people, I would like to say something.
By not signing the petition the message you are sending to the government (and to anyone else who cares to look) is that you don't care about the cause. That it is not important.
If you check out the other e-petitions on the site, you will find many that are over 10,000. The vast majority of these are animal related.
In terms of simple logic. More people care about animals than care about THIS cause. Can that be right?
I think not! I think that an awful lot of people care about THIS cause and would like to see change.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE can everyone sign it and at least make a good try at getting 10 other people to sign it.
We CAN make change, but only if enough people care more about themselves then they do about animals!
Once again - these are my own independent thoughts.