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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
215 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.

November 28

(1,033) Cancel school in Kansas if the Royals win the World Series

(381) Assyrians right to live safely

(277) Save West African child cocoa laborers from the worst forms of child labor

November 29

November 30

(6,314) Investigate and prosecute fraud and crimes occurred at Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) under Rousseff´s administration

(653) Spend the $25 million already appropriated on a supercomputer for increased weather-prediction capabilities.

(509) Put an end to State legislature banning direct vehicle sales.

(208) Award each woman in the video “STOP WHITE GENOCIDE” the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

December 1

December 2

(466) Pay Restitution to US Victims Families From Fees Collected From DREAMers


(353) Change laws of FDA requiring companies to label for food allergens & cross contamination on shared equipment.

December 3

(543) Add a statue of “Manu,” the ancient Vedic Lawgiver, to the US Supreme Court Building with the statues of other lawgivers

December 4

(386) Disclose UFO/Alien related documents

(380) Get rid of the penny.

(339) Pardon Attorney Warren Ballentine of whom has been falsely convicted.

December 5

(900) Stop the Common Core Curriculum in our nation's schools!!!

(794) Remove Suppressors from the NFA regulated items and stop the "Burden Tax" to posses an item that is already legal to own

December 6

(2,155) Remove Marijuana from "Schedule 1"

(580) Pardon spouses of United States Citizen subject to permanent immigration bars because of unlawful presence.

December 7

(2,483) Make Sure The Holidays Come on Time By Unblocking West Coast Port Congestion.

(722) challenge Washington State's initiative 594 in federal court as violating the Second Amendment to the US Constitution!

(215) exonerate Arnold Abbott!

December 8

December 9

(2,612) Give GS pay to TSA

(1,088) Help return Matty the dog to Spc.Brent Grommet who served & had the sole right to adopt his military working dog Matty.

(336) Repeal the National Minimum Drinking Age Act

December 10

(1,340) Exercise Presidential VETO POWER should Congress vote to approve KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.


December 11

(773) observe Veterans Day like other holidays with the closure of all businesses and schools to honor America's veterans.

(669) provide Ukraine with deadly military aid.

December 12

(449) demand the return of the $400,000 in taxpayer funds paid to Jonathan Gruber for his "services" as an ObamaCare Architect

(188) officially recognize November 13th as World Kindness Day. To join a compassionate global movement and further our image.

(169) establish a "Sourced In" tag for apparel brands sold in the US to disclose the origins of the full product supply chain.

December 13

(2,053) increase NASA funding to 1% of the federal budget

(808) Fight for the Democratic ideals that we the people support for the good of our nation and all Americans.

(230) address the inhumanity occurring in North Korea through international diplomacy and domestic efforts to raise awareness.

December 14

(851) Remove Tina Thomas-Manning from the list of "Future Ready" school superintendents invited to the White House, please.

(339) Delay any executive action on immigration to allow the newly elected congress of the people to act on this issue.

(333) Make Endometriosis a legally recognized disability.

December 15

(1,925) Make childhood cancer; the number 1 killer by disease of our nation's children, a national health priority.

December 16

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

(251) lower copays for Type 1 diabetics.

(221) Stop the purchase of Maasai Tribal land by a Dubai Royal Family

December 17

(2,336) Raise the overtime pay threshold to the same equitable standards we had in 1975.

(217) make michael clifford's birthday a national holiday

December 18

(388) We request new federal legislation requiring KKK, Neo-Nazi and other hate group members to register by state

(239) Pardon Charly Wingate

(179) Autism treatment

December 19

(813) Stop Hospitals from getting CPS to take children away from parents for refusing medical treatments

December 20

(235) Stop White genocide in South Africa

December 21

(566) Pardon the spouses of US Citizens, who are subject to bars.

December 22

(1,424) Recognize Gastroparesis as a Disability and Create Funding for Research & Study

(634) Help Master Sergeant Fred Passin and his family come home.

December 23

(663) Refund the fees to legal immigrants who have applied over the past six years

December 24

(19,389) Force all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras.

(684) Support books and reading by having President Obama appear in public holding a book

(515) Open a Civil Rights Case Against Darren Wilson

(320) Help Bring Awareness Towards Gun Violence and the Background Check Bill.

December 25

(115,201) Bring justice to Michael Brown by federally charging and prosecuting Darren Wilson for first-degree murder

(1,042) It should be unconstitutional for officers of the law to kill unarmed citizens. Please amend the constitution.


(174) Legal immigrants should get freedom before undocumented immigrants - moral, just and fair

December 26

(419) seek justice against Louis Head, stepfather of Mike Brown.

(358) Seek justice for DeAndre Joshua, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Darrien Hunt & all other black citizens murdered by police.

December 27

December 28


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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