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Fighting Modern Slavery - "Ordinary People" to the rescue

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

It's a fact. We do not know precisely how many people are held in modern slavery today. We do know that the number reaches into many millions - the ne...

Petition Asks Seattle To Calm The Eff Down About Cam Newton

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports

One Seattle Seahawks fan has had enough of the "embarrassing" behavior by his fellow "12s." Dean S. posted a petition on Change.org on Tuesday, pleadi...

David Bowie and Motörhead Petitions Show How Rock Grieves in the 21st Century

Max Burns | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Max Burns

It might seem strange to report that metalheads and fans of Ziggy Stardust are fighting over the Periodic Table of Elements, but no one could ever accuse rock and roll of being traditional.

Youth Activism Is in the Air at Schools: And All Over the Internet

Randy Paynter | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Randy Paynter

From passionate commitment to temporary hashtag campaigners, childhood activism is a great thing to those of us who ardently believe, contrary to the adage, that children should be seen AND heard. As a father of two and an advocate for many social and environmental causes myself, it's exciting to see the growing number of young activists.

Why Cecil's Death Means More Than Walter Palmer Could Have Imagined

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
Randy Paynter

As the uproar surrounding Cecil's petition continues to ripple around the world, it shows the rising desire from people across the globe to right wrongs and move society in line with their values. Petitions offer a constructive outlet for this desire. The results can be extraordinary.

The Top 5 Ways to Help Protect Elephants on World Elephant Day

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.13.2016 | Green
Randy Paynter

Today, August 12, is World Elephant Day, a day where animal lovers around the world unite to celebrate the majestic creature and call attention to fur...

Petitions

Peter Neill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

My World Ocean Observatory inbox is filled every day with messages from ocean organizations around the world. Given the wide range of issues included ...

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

The Most Romantic Reason To Sign A Petition

Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

A San Francisco man wants to propose to his boyfriend, but he needs your help. José Juan Capó started a petition Wednesday on Change.org titled "...

Three Ways Your Voice Can Be Heard

Rand Strauss | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rand Strauss

In the end, the only way to change our satisfaction levels is to do something about issues. Only then we will make our voices known, influence politicians, and see real results.

Loren Berlin

Mom Can't Get Credit Card, Starts Protest Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Holly McCall, a 34-year-old mother of two from Vienna, Va., grabbed headlines last week with her fight for the right of stay-at-home mothers to open t...

When the Little Guy's Tools for Change Are Co-opted

Mathilde Dratwa | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Mathilde Dratwa

Should change.org censor content? The company's mission is to "fight for what's right." But if it allows "anyone, anywhere" to start a petition, then who defines "what's right?"

The Case of the Missing White House Petitions

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Given that We The People does in fact enhance the values of democratic deliberation and accountability, it may be unfair to emphasize the ways it fails to reach its potential.

We the People... Want to Price Carbon

Steve Valk | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

When the White House recently launched their "We The People" petition site, I thought I'd give it a shot. I figured if they're asking for our opinion, they might just listen.

10 Reasons You Should Be Banned From The Internet

TruTV.comIf you | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The web is the most important technological achievement of our time. This vast network of computers and handheld devices allows human beings to con...