What Are Some Examples of Mass Petitions by Children?


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Some examples of mass petitions by children include a demonstration in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, by 53 first graders to extend trick-or-treating hours and a 1,000-strong petition by schoolchildren in the United Kingdom to demand world leaders to back education for all. This was inspired by the UpForSchool Petition challenge to for schools to each collect 1,000 signatures and was organized by 14-year-old and 15-year-old students.

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The Ohio petition to extend trick-or-treating hours involved collecting the approval of more than 500 children before presenting the demand to the mayor. The petition was an exercise in political participation and the schoolchildren were successful in extending trick-or-treating hours from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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