Ok, so there are petitions all the time petitioning politicians about what they must do to make this world a better place.
Sometimes I do think what is the bloody point. But then I do know that by participating in these fingertapping exercises that they CAN make a difference, sometimes.
The Friends of the Earth BIG ASK! climate change campaign is one such example. It resulted in the inclusion of a Climate Change Bill in the Government's legislative programme announced by the Queen last year. Without pressure and lobbying by lots of FOE supporters and people who are concerned about the environment, I bet it wouldn't have become a proposed bill. 95% of MP's were personally lobbied by constituents in September and I am sure this made an impact, as 412 MP's backed FOE's calls for a bill.
Indeed, my MP in Islington, Jeremy Corbyn said "I had hundreds of pieces of correspondence on this issue, and I congratulate those responsible for one of the broadest and best organised campaigns for many years".
So why am I going on about petitioning? Well, I have been sent one via email by an organisation which is trying to gather 175,000 in advance of the G8 summit.
Have a read and sign up if you back this campaign, and you believe there's a possibility that together our voice could make a difference.