what can you do to make a difference?
July 27, 2008 3:24am CST
do petitions and picketting or avoiding some companies really make a difference? i only sign petitions through legit sites or else i think its pointless but although i realize we have to start some where and one person can make a difference but to me one person only makes a difference if they can get people to stand with them in it.. what ways can we really make a difference? (difference being political matters, environmental issues, unethical practices, etc)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I believe they can make a difference. When companies are faced with large amounts of people who disagree with some aspect of their practices, they must take a good look at what they are doing if they don't want to lose a lot of customers! Picketing draws negative attention to the company and could result in them losing large sums of money. They don't want that! A long time ago I wrote a letter to Proctor and Gamble because of one product they produced that contained chlorofluorocarbon. I told them I would no longer purchase that product because of it. They sent me back a letter, signed personally, not a form letter, telling me that they have been receiving many letters of a similar nature and that they were looking into the matter. Not long after that, they began making that product without chloroflurocarbon! So, one letter CAN make a difference! Those "one" letters add up!