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White House Petitions

White House Dismisses Online Petition To Label Black Lives Matter A Terrorist Group

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration will not recognize the Black Lives Matter movement as a terrorist organization, it said in response to a popular petition tha...

White House To Kurds: Please Just Stay In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kurds who run their own region in northeastern Iraq should be content with the level of autonomy they have now, the White House said...

White House Petition For 'Mike Brown Law' Quickly Earning Support

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A White House petition that would create a “Mike Brown Law” requiring police officers to wear cameras has earned over 100,000 signatures in just o...

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White House Won't Comment On Petition To Deport Justin Bieber | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointing thousands of people who signed a petition to deport Justin Bieber, the White House announced Friday that it would not be t...

This Was Probably The Best White House Petition So Far (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy

Uganda's anti-gay laws have received harsh criticism from plenty of Americans. But comedian Eugene Mirman wants President Obama to stop beating around...

Here Are 7 Petitions That Actually Moved The White House To Take Action

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact

In its few short years, the White House’s petition platform has gotten impassioned activists pretty fired up. The "We the People" initiative all...

Diluting Digital Activism

Jason Schmitt | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Jason Schmitt

This week the White House will respond to the petition to deport Justin Bieber with its 255,000 accumulated signatures. Perhaps the Bieber derivative does something more subversive than its call to action: It dilutes the credibility of this form of activism.

White House Forced To Reckon With End Of Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology

President Obama will now have to show just how "deeply" he cares about net neutrality. The White House petition to restore net neutrality -- whic...

Hundreds Of Thousands Sign Petitions Demanding Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration is facing pressure from hundreds of thousands of people calling for a civil rights suit against George Zimmerm...

Mr. President, Did the Childhood Cancer Community Miss Your Call?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

President Obama, perhaps you recall that back in January 2013 I reached out to you to talk about three specific small asks for the childhood cancer co...

White House Pushed For Federal Ban On Creationism In The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The seemingly unending battle over the nation's science curriculum reached a new forum this week, when someone submitted a petition to the White House...

Petition Urges White House To Pardon NSA Leaker

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

A petition launched on a White House website on Sunday is calling on the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden, the source behind the leak on ...

Chinese Web Users Love Petitioning the White House

The Atlantic | David Wertime | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

The White House surely has a full plate already. But it can add one more item to its long to-do list: respond to Chinese petitioners....

Make A Lawmaker 'Wear' The Logos Of Their Financial Backers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Leave it to the innovative hive mind of Reddit to find creative ways to get results. It started on Wednesday, when an article about a NASCAR-inspi...

Petition Suggests Lawmakers Should Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

From the depths of the White House's "We the People" petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to ...

Military Tuition Assistance Petition On White House Website Hits 100,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

A petition on the White House's website protesting the suspension of the military's popular tuition assistance program has garnered enough signatures ...

Down With Daylight Saving Time?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

On March 10, Americans will set their clocks forward an hour in the biannual ritual known as Daylight Saving Time (DST). But the hour of reckoning cou...

Maybe White House Petitions Aren't Totally Useless | Posted 03.06.2013 | Impact

At first the concept seemed thrilling: Get enough people on the Internet to sign on to a petition—any petition—and the White House would respond. ...

Should 'Ignition (Remix)' Be Our New National Anthem?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" turned 10 recently, and a group of intrepid fans have found quite the way to celebrate the occasion: Change the national...

White House Petitions: Death Stars And Other Ridiculous Requests

Mother Jones | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

As White House officials were busy pondering new gun violence prevention measures, preparing for the coming debt-ceiling showdown with Republicans, an...

White House Announces Big Change For Petition Program

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The White House announced Tuesday that petitions submitted through its online platform will now need 100,000 signatures to warrant an administration r...

Birther Queen's Big Inauguration Plans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz has announced a trip to Washington for President Barack Obama's inauguration next week, and also is unveiling a new White Hou...

Mark Ruffalo Calls for White House to Declare War on Climate Change

A. Siegel | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

Sparked by the White House's thoughtful (and wonderfully hilarious) rejection of the petition to build a Death Star, actor Mark Ruffalo has posted a White House petition calling for a declaration of war on climate change.

'The Administration Does Not Support Blowing Up Planets'

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Sorry, folks. The Obama administration will not be building a Death Star. The White House responded Friday night to a petition on its website urgi...

White House Pushed To Weigh In On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

The White House weighed in once more Tuesday on the issue of marijuana legalization, responding to a trio of highly popular petitions submitted to its...