80,000 of us marched on the capitol in April. If every single one of us signed the #INVESTinED act, we’d be set! And yet we know for a fact that tons of people still haven’t signed. It’s time to fix that!

Host a petition party and get your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to sign!


Just follow these steps:

  1. Pick a time and a location (it could be your house, but your favorite coffee shop, diner, or bar works too!) Get creative! Think about hosting an informal happy hour at a sports bar or brewery. Or just let folks know that you’ll be at the neighborhood coffee shop for a few hours! If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could do a wine and cheese night at your house, or have folks over for nachos. Or maybe a picnic at a nearby splash-pad, a barbecue in the park, or a pool party! It’s your party so make sure it’s something you’ll enjoy.

  2. Register your event here

  3. Reach out! Share the info with your colleagues, your neighbors, your family, your Facebook friends -- anyone who you think hasn’t signed the petition yet. Remind them that it’s not a big commitment -- they just need to come by for a couple minutes and sign! We have some sample materials here.

  4. Get the materials you’ll need! You’ll need physical petitions for people to sign. You can pick them up at one of our petition hubs, most of which are open Monday-Friday. If those times and days don’t work for you, try stopping by one of the other upcoming events. Our petition hubs are also a great place to get a clipboard and a signature guide (to help people stay in the lines) -- and some of our great “I Signed” stickers!

  5. Have fun and get lots of signatures! Check out our guide to getting signatures here. Note that you don't necessarily need a notary as long as you're not accepting completed petitions.

  6. You may have some people who want to take a petition home with them and get their friends and family to sign. That’s awesome! Just be sure to check-out any petition sheets you give out using this link: bit.ly/petition-check-out

  7. At the end of your event, if you have completed petitions (nice work!), be sure to check them in online, then drop them off at a petition hub near you.

  8. Have any photos, funny stories, or victories to share? Post them on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #InvestinEd.