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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.

March 29

(2,675) Act now to save the persecuted Christians of the Middle East

March 30

(418) Make forced conscription gender neutral or abandon it.

(369) Preserve the Revolutionary War Battlefield at Brier Creek, Screven County, Georgia and the Burials of US soldiers There

(214) Quit funding Christian and Jewish “charities” to carry out White Genocide

(198) Reverse our nation’s “No Child Left White” policy.

March 31

(1,599) WE THE PEOPLE are against Obama To Ban Ammo By Decree – Fast Tracks ATF Directive To Ban Sales Of Ammunition To Public.

(1,262) submit the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [CRC] to the Congress for verification & release Lydia to her mother

(439) Stop Wasting American Taxpayer Dollars on Saudi Arabia: A Human Rights Violator and Practitioner of Violent Extremism

(386) Lower the American flag to half staff nationally to honor the death of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh.

(259) Call on the Department of Defense to sign the Student Privacy Pledge.


April 1

(412) We demand that President Obama recognizes publicly the Armenian Genocide and condemns its negation !

(301) Help Save the Life of Russian Political Prisoner Lt. Nadezhda Savchenko

April 2

(2,109) begin a Justice Department investigation of Congressman Boehner for illegal activities under the Logan Act

(1,098) Grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to citizens of Venezuela due to the ongoing armed conflict and political turmoil.

(395) introduce a bill for universal basic income to eradicate poverty

April 3

(973) Nominate Judith Curry as the next Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change.

April 4

(3,271) Issue an Executive Order Requiring Government Contractors to Disclose their Political Spending

(2,701) stop the steel imports that are destroying America's steel industry and erasing good American jobs.

April 5

(6,627) To take Burmese pythons, Reticulated Pythons, and anacondas off of the Lacey Act.

(3,455) Stop the unnecessary and unconstitutional circumcision of a 4 year old boy in Florida against the will of the mother.

(243) Oppose the approval and construction of the proposed Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct(NED) natural gas pipeline.

April 6

(12,369) Abolish Daylight Saving Time throughout the USA.

(832) place a moratorium on funds slated for Israel until completion of investigations for interference in US foreign policy.

April 7

(8,585) Admit the Territory of Puerto Rico as State 51st of The United States of America immediately.

(3,306) Not burden the Mark Twain commemorative coin with the phase "In God we trust". Mark Twain was against that phrase.

(1,248) Stop Daylight Savings Time

(261) Protect America's youth from weight related illnesses

April 8

(319,027) File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement.

(13,861) Senator Tom Cotton's letter to Iran is a direct violation of the Logan Act and should be prosecuted.

(6,280) File charges of treason against the 47 Senators who sent letter to Iran.

(5,299) Immediately file charges against the 47 Senators who have sent a "warning letter" to Iran, under the Logan Act.

(4,534) File charges against the Senators who sent a letter to Iran.

(3,678) Address and prosecute the clear violation of the Logan Act by the Republican senators' March 9th open letter to Iran.

(1,424) Keep Daylight Saving Time Year-Round!

(390) Commute the sentence of Larry Langford, former mayor of Birmingham whose warden had recommended a compassionate release

(284) Change the way child protective services is run. So that if someone calls they have to give identifying information

April 9

(5,098) Reverse BATFE ban on import of 7n6 ammunition.


(331) Investigate the Online Group Known as #GamerGate, as Recommended by Representative Katherine Clark

(274) Remove Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's congresional delegate commisioner , from his position for promoting corruption.

April 10

(28,332) Bring charges of treason upon Barack Hussein Obama

(5,284) Take "God" out of the Pledge, off our money, and OUT of the public square!

(944) Change FDA regulations preventing blood donations from homosexual males.

(444) Help support equal parental rights for fathers and recognize parental alienation as child abuse.

April 11

(2,885) to begin investigations of 47 members of Congress, for crimes against the United States of America

April 12

(1,494) Full pardon for Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen

(368) Award medals to the 47 courageous Senators who wrote a letter to the Iranian government against Obama's wishes.

April 13

(1,092) 47 seditious Senators. Take the next step!

(233) Change the official name of ISIL to Daesh.

April 14

(6,782) Petition to arrest and have charges against the person in this video for racist hate; assault; & assault of a minor.

April 15

(665) Please officially change the naming of: "Ames, Iowa" to "Hoiberg, USA" to honor it's greatest and most dreamy citizen.

(454) Subpoena Senator Tom Cotton Concerning All Private and Official Correspondence Related to His Atrocious Letter to Iran

(305) Recognize the Armenian genocide!!!

April 16

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

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

April 17

(12,645) Grant Clemency to my 80yr old father Antonio Bascaro. In jail for 35+ years for a non-violent,marijuana-only,1st offense

(270) Philippines for United States Territory Movement

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

April 18

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

April 19

(2,072) Support restoration of Appendix I protection to African elephants & condemn Zimbabwe's live elephant captures & exports.

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

April 20

(1,106) Force Corinth, Mississippi to classify Devin Norman's attack as a hate crime.


April 21

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

April 22

(854) Make student loan payments 100% tax deductible just like business loans.

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

April 23

(1,926) Add Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression to the Federally "Protected Classes"

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

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

April 24

(4,741) request the FDA to grant "accelerated approval" to potentially life-saving treatments for ALS now - starting with GM604.

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

April 25

(1,297) Adopt the Chartreuse Awareness Ribbon for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

April 26

April 27

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

April 28

April 29

April 30

May 1


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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