Recently, President Obama sent an email to the American People advertising the “We The People” campaign. This is an opportunity for the public to submit petitions and get their voices heard by the president himself. The International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) sees this as a wonderful opportunity to make policy impact on the Oromo condition in Ethiopia.
But the integral point that must be recognized is that it is the petition with the maximum signatures that will be chosen and addressed by the White House. IOYA would like to begin the petition and hopes that all age groups will join in and sign. We think that having multiple petitions will be ineffective and we as the youth want to make the largest impact possible. The petition is currently in the works, and you will hear about it soon.