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We Didn't Sign at the Office

Barry Glassner | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Barry Glassner

Sitting in our inboxes and on our desks are two piles of petitions we've received as university presidents. One pile consists of petitions we are being asked to sign; the other contains those telling us what we should or should not do.

One Woman's Petition For a Safer America Goes Viral

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Xaque Gruber

Staci Sarkin is now closing in on 500,000 signatures (nearly the population of Wyoming), and is preparing to take the petition to Washington.

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...

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.

What Changes at Change.org Say About us, Online Advocacy, and Our Movements

Isaac Luria | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Isaac Luria

When I first heard the news of Change.org's departure from its progressive moorings, I was angry -- but not entirely surprised. The writing has been on the wall for years now that Change.org wouldn't remain simply a "progressive" organization.

GOP Senate Hopeful Questioned For Hiring Felon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan reportedly hired a convicted felon to collect signatures to get him on the ballot. Pete Hoekstr...

Change.org Founder On The Impact Of Online Activism

Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact

Ben Rattray was set on being an investment banker until his senior year of undergrad at Stanford University when one of his younger brothers came out ...

Elementary School Students Ask Crayola to Recycle Markers

Joe Mirabella | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Joe Mirabella

Sun Valley Elementary school students in San Rafael, CA are urging Crayola to create a take back program for their Crayola markers.

175 Chickens in One Minute?!

Craig McCord | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Craig McCord

Right now, the USDA inspectors inspect 35 chickens a minute for lovely things such as bile, feces and random spare parts that got through processing. That's a chicken every two seconds.

New 'Networked Feminism' Just Like the Old Networked Feminism: Organize or Die

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

We didn't chit and chat then; we don't chit and chat now. And, by the way, we want a mainstream media that accurately characterizes our activity for just what it is: a successful freedom movement of decades-long duration.

End Game: The Petitions to Ban BPA

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.

Ex-Susan G. Komen Board Member to Progressives: Stay "Far Away"

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Ellis joins a chorus of outrage erupting across the country, including petitions sponsored by MoveOn and Credo Action, urging the organization to "put women's lives before politics" and not to "cave to anti-woman extremists."

Dems Protest Snyder's Emergency Manager Power Grab

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

Republican lawmakers in Lansing are working quickly to ensure Gov. Rick Snyder and his appointed emergency managers retain their power in local commun...

Jason Linkins

New White House 'We The People' Petition Portal Launched, With Predictable Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago, the White House announced plans for its "We The People" project, which would allow ordinary Americans to use an online portal at the ...

Automating 'We the People': New White House Initiative for Citizen Petitions

Sarah Granger | Posted 11.04.2011 | Technology
Sarah Granger

The new site, to be released in the near future, will allow for petition creation, signage, promotion and review on the White House website.

Update: McQueen 'Savage Beauty' Exhibit (Probably) To Show In London

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 10.30.2011 | Style

Last week we told you about Grazia editor-at-large Melanie Rickey's petition to "bring McQueen home." Sounding off in Grazia as well as the Guardia...

Joy Resmovits

Will News Of The World Scandal Affect Murdoch's Foray Into Education?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The New York City Comptroller’s office has approved a $2.7 million consulting contract with Wireless Generation -- an education technology company ...

Disgruntled Poets Channel William Carlos Williams

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Disgruntled poets channelled William Carlos Williams yesterday when they delivered a red wheelbarrow carrying members' signatures to the Poetry Societ...

The New Change.org

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The site has evolved into an organizing platform that helps concerned people start their own grassroots movement and mobilize others.

Why is it so Hard to Make a Donation on My iPhone, Mr. Jobs?

Beth Kanter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beth Kanter

Back in June, I wrote about how unfriendly Apple's iPhone donation app policy was when I came across this editorial by Jake Shapiro, the CEO of PRX, (...

Google Goes "Evil"

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Green

Following a conference call with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg I can now say that Google, a company that I've long admired and currently hold thousands of dollars of stock in, just "went evil."

Wake Up and Get Real: Janeane Garofalo & Justine Bateman Debate Clipboard Activism

Kelly Cutrone & Justine Bateman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kelly Cutrone & Justine Bateman

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Jason Linkins

Harold Ford: No One Wants To Draft Him For Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the important things to note about Harold Ford's quasi-maybe-this-is-happening run for the Senate seat in New York currently occupied by Kirste...