RESTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- StandUnited, the online-petition platform that is leveling the playing field for supporters of free enterprise and limited government, today announced it is expanding its grassroots outreach team. The new staff will help activists across the nation better understand how to use petitions to rally support and take action in their communities and nation.
With the hiring of Senior Campaign Organizer Angela Morabito and Campaigners Megan Thomas and John Russell, StandUnited.org will provide activists with support and guidance for the most effective use of petitions. The team's tested strategies will help petitioners promote their petitions, grow public awareness and take on the Left at its own game.
"A petition campaign doesn't end when you click 'Publish Petition,'" said Paul Van Remortel, senior product manager at Intermarkets, StandUnited's parent company. "We want to ensure the activists using our platform have extensive resources available to them to ensure the success of their efforts. We are pleased to welcome Angela, Megan and John to the team."
StandUnited's grassroots campaign team will work with petition creators to promote their causes through social- and traditional-media platforms, as well as take advantage of grassroots campaign tactics such as coalition building. With a bachelor's and master's from Georgetown University focusing on politics and media, Morabito will lead a team dedicated to seeing petitions through to victory.
The announcement follows a series of updates to the StandUnited platform, including one-click signing that allows Facebook users to sign petitions without leaving Facebook.
"StandUnited was designed for both the seasoned political operative and first-time grassroots activists," Morabito said. "No matter the experience level or size of the issue, our team is here to help you succeed and take action on what you care about most."
Since launching in 2015, StandUnited has hosted more than 1,000 petitions that have together earned more than 1,000,000 signatures. Top organizations including the Republican National Committee, Judicial Watch, Americans for Tax Reform and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have created petitions on the StandUnited platform.