Facebook is launching a petitions feature

Tomorrow, Facebook will launch a petitions feature called Community Actions, reports TechCrunch, which will allow users to notify their local officials of actions that they’d like to see happen.

TechCrunch says that the feature will roll out to users tomorrow across the United States, who will be able to create a petition, tag relevant public officials or organizations, and get their friends to support their cause. Supporters for any given petition will be able to discuss the topic with fellow supporters on the page, and will also be able to create events and fundraisers.

The site characterizes the feature as one aimed squarely at organizing around public officials, citing examples that range from a “Moratorium on New Drilling” page in…

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