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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
238 Signatures 
Target: The Obama Administration

Petition Background (Preamble):

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The Obama Administration created a We the People online petition site in September, 2011, which promised an official response would be made to every petition that acquired at least 5,000 signatures within 30 days of its creation. This author submitted a petition similar to the one at the bottom of this page a few months later, but it expired without acquiring enough signatures. Since then, this page has been maintained at GoPetition for anyone else wishing to endorse it.

Whether or not this new petition is successful, this page's chronological list of open petitions will be maintained as a public service. Signature totals will be updated daily as a general rule.

Every signature total you see below is linked to its petition's WhiteHouse.Gov page. Bear in mind that petitions expire after 30 days if they fail to cross 2 separate thresholds:

1. 150 - to become visible to visitors at the WhiteHouse.Gov petition site, and therefore here as well. Authors must prove the viability of their petitions by somehow acquiring this initial support on their own. And thus far, the vast majority have failed to make it.

2. 100,000 - to generate an official response from the Obama Administration. This second threshold was initially set at 5,000 when the site was launched, but was raised to 25,000 a week later after "more than 375,000 people" had already created accounts. And it was raised to its present level of 100,000 in January, 2013, because: "In the last two months of 2012, use of We the People more than doubled. In just that time roughly 2.4 million new users joined the system, 73,000 petitions were created and 4.9 million signatures were registered."

Open Petitions by 30-Day Expiration Dates
(Signature totals for petitions that have qualified for responses by acquiring 100,000
or more signatures are highlighted in red. Petitions are normally removed from the list
the day after their expiration dates, but those with at least 100,000 signatures can still
be viewed and signed at WhiteHouse.Gov while waiting for their official responses.

April 16

(635) Help make United Healthcare pay for my Mothers Treatment to save her life!

(454) remove the duty of fair representation of employees who are not members of their collective bargaining units.

April 17

(14,560) Grant Clemency to my 80yr old father Antonio Bascaro. In jail for 35+ years for a non-violent,marijuana-only,1st offense

(342) Philippines for United States Territory Movement

(291) Impose Oil Embargo on President Putin's Regime in Russia and make him respect International Law

April 18

(557) DISALLOW seismic airgun testing off our coasts! Voices of coastal communities and marine life are being silenced!

April 19

(2,727) Support restoration of Appendix I protection to African elephants & condemn Zimbabwe's live elephant captures & exports.

(371) Increase funding for education being sent to District 348 in Mount Carmel, IL to provide the rehire of 27 cut staff.

April 20

(1,133) Force Corinth, Mississippi to classify Devin Norman's attack as a hate crime.


April 21

(295) Please recognize and proclaim the month of April to be ‘National Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month’ in the United States

April 22

(29,719) Revoke Scientology's tax exempt status.

(1,317) Make student loan payments 100% tax deductible just like business loans.

(423) Cease & desist plans to conduct U.S. Military psychological operations exercise upon the American people JADE HELM

(308) Indict California Lawyer Matthew Gregory McLaughlin for threats of domestic terrorism

April 23

(2,315) Add Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression to the Federally "Protected Classes"

(633) Change the National Motto to"E Pluribus Unum" as recognized by the founding fathers on the national seal.

(310) Publicly demand an end to the Occupation of Palestine by Israel and to impose sanctions should they refuse cooperation.

(165) Save deposits from customers Delta Bank (Ukraine)

April 24

(19,946) request the FDA to grant "accelerated approval" to potentially life-saving treatments for ALS now - starting with GM604.

(1,293) Geo engineering our skies by way of aerosol spray coming from jet aircraft is genocide.

April 25

(1,978) Adopt the Chartreuse Awareness Ribbon for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

(678) Release the Complete Text of the TPP

April 26

(1,305) Identify and Tax all churches/religious organizations attempting to impose their influence in political decisions.

April 27

(1,472) Take action against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act which allows businesses to discriminate against gays

(621) make public the entire Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact before allowing our US representative to agree to its terms.

(477) Notification by businesses of permitted discrimination

(248) Abolish The NY-SAFE Act

April 28

(652) Cease all United States foreign aid to nuclear armed Israel as sanctioned by United States law

(207) Save Navy Air Reserves. Over the last decade, the Naval Aviation Reserves have been methodically dismantled by the USN.

April 29

(2,028) ensure the safe & secure return of US Citizens in Yemen who are currently trapped with no way out (by land, sea or air)!

(362) End the war on pain management patients by reigning in an out of control DEA. Create meaningful pain medication reform.

(205) Prohibit the production of the Keystone Pipeline XL.

(174) Complaint the UN military officer Brigadier general Jack Brigg in Afghanistan that violate the human rights like me

(158) Implement policies that create equality for transgender students in public schools.

April 30

(1,668) Free Purvi Patel from prison and clear her of all charges.

(551) Create a Constitutional Amendment Formally Establishing Separation of Church & State

(251) Stop TV and Other Ads Fraudulently Claiming that Psychiatric Disorders are Caused by a Brain Chemical Imbalance

(189) Stop funding Christian and Jewish “charities” to carry out White Genocide

(181) Include in common core curriculum: DIVERSITY IS A CODE WORD FOR WHITE GENOCIDE

(180) Defund our state religion: The Church of Political Correctness whose dogma is WHITE GENOCIDE

May 1

(17,119) Issue a full and immediate pardon for Indiana resident Purvi Patel.

(663) Mandate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) healthcare coverage for all employees under the FEHBP

May 2

(3,810) Protect Internet freedom. Oppose efforts in Congress to force states to shut down state-authorized poker & gaming sites.

May 3

(1,008) Lift the Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

(929) Remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I controlled substances.

(929) bring equality, constitutional rights and protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation to North Dakota.

May 4

(2,590) Make a Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy Nationwide with Consequences of Suspension for the Bully(s) & Severe Consequences.


(231) Stop allowing the use of MMS/CD "treatments" for Autism.

May 5

(3,625) Reject the Waha-Presidio Texas to Ojinaga-El Encino Mexico Pipeline

May 6

(243) Immediately put an end and stop funding Child Protective Services.

May 7

May 8

(19,286) Remove and Ban Cheaters Who Sent Multi-Petition Before H1B Lottery Selection

(597) Admit the Territory of Puerto Rico as State 51st of The United States of America immediately.

(404) Petition the Iranian government to free Amir Hekmati

(324) Create a Federal Police Oversight Agency to Investigate Police Shootings, Use of Force and In Custody Deaths when needed

(290) Make it Federal law for all armed law enforcement officers to wear a body camera.

(267) Presidential Medal of Freedom for Feidin Santana for Courage and Class

(241) the chinese need justice:our sister~name Shao Tong was killed by Li.and now Suspect back to china...we need Evidence!!!

(208) Address The Civil Rights Violations By The State Of Connecticut Against Gerald O'Donnell and George Gould

May 9

(197) Ban all nuclear weapons

May 10

(377) Rename Wisconsin to "West Michigan" due to Wisconsin wanting to be just like Michigan.

(246) Tell Congress NO to SA 838 Protect our National Parks from Private industry and greed.

(232) Give Randy & Evi Quaid's Passports Back Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, are without a country, help them find a way

May 11

(498) Pressure the Egyptian Government to Release Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan

(160) Rename the planet Uranus to Diarrhea Planet

May 12

(192) Hold parents accountable for child abuse.

(156) REJECT KAIDUAN DAM 2.0 (Bantah Kaiduan Dam 2.0)

May 13

(445) Stimulate the rainwater-harvesting industry, to convert this underutilized resource into a job-creating economic engine.

May 14


(229) Mandate Reporting of All Medical Errors to an Independent Oversight Committee, and to the Patient or Their Next of Kin.

May 15


We petition the Obama administration to include expiration dates in its lists of open petitions, or create a new list in chronological order.


There are currently 2 lists of Open Petitions (All Petitions and Popular) provided at the White House petition site. Neither of them displays expiration dates, which makes it impossible to quickly determine how much time each petition has left to acquire enough signatures to ensure a response. And because the commitment to answer all those that reach the 100,000 threshold is one of the major attractions of this site, we believe that expiration dates are one of the first things that visitors need to know.

Deciding whether or not to sign petitions can take a lot of time, after all, especially on issues we are so unfamiliar with that we need to seek out additional information.

The Review White House Petitions Site petition to The Obama Administration was written by Tom Foreman and is in the category Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , ,

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