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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
175 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, and expired petitions will be removed every 10 days or so.

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
soon 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. As
a temporary exception, results for the entire month of April will be retained to provide
more examples for high school and college students to use when writing petitions.)

April 1

(1,944) Set a national mandate for all public schools to teach evolution, climate science and the big bang without pseudoscience

(1,093) Help The US Citizens in need by restoring the Long-Term Unemployment Benefits.

April 2

(3,390) Free Robert Duncan!


(1,076) Denounce the "White Man March" as a Hate March

(730) Change the official Presidential anthem from "Hail to the Chief" to Santana ft. Rob Thomas' "Smooth"

April 3

(1,305) Speak With Pope Francis About Protecting God's Creation

April 4

(2,208) Every mother, every time. Universal mental health screening for every pregnant and postpartum woman.

(1,317) Recognize Endometriosis as a Disabling Condition

(1,182) Address safety in the National Airspace System (NAS) as it relates to the FAA Air Traffic Controller (ATC) hiring policy

(1,072) Remove Darryl Issa as the Chair of the Ethics Committee for massive waste of tax payer funds & repugnant abuse of power

(336) Chinese government secret human experiments----Require the attention of the world's people 中国政府秘密人体实验,请求世界人民关注

(325) Encourage a better national work ethic by creating a Department of Work focused on inspiring people (cabinet-level).

April 5


(1,811) Hear our Voice about FEMA and it's process of acceptance or denial after Natural Disasters

(944) Allow international researchers to renew their visas from within the United States, saving US money, time and resources

(329) 抗议中国没有人权!抗议中国司法不公!抗议中国贪污腐败!Please do not delete this petition! 请不要删除这个请愿!

April 6

(2,293) We Ask Us Gov to Provide Refuge For Chinese Doctors and Nurses.

April 7

(5,236) Appeal to Chimerix Inc to release a compassionate use dose of Brincidofovir to Josh Hardy to save his life.

(769) Issue an Executive Order prohibiting any new hydraulic fracturing well construction within two miles of a K-12 school.

April 8

(5,970) End Daylight Saving starting in 2016. Let's end this archaic practice that serves more harm than good.

(3,508) End Daylight Saving Time in the United States.

(1,046) Abolish the daylight savings time change and make it daylight savings time every day.

(495) Assess the Needs of Law Enforcement Officers, and Allocate the Necessary Funds To Meet Those Needs!!

April 9

(4,133) Recognize Putin’s government as a criminal one.

(508) Keep 800 existing VA jobs in Downtown St. Louis

April 10

(4,126) Inform New Jersey that markets should be free for Tesla Motors and for everyone

April 11

(2,525) Impose stricter laws and relinquish the right to bail or any release of anyone convicted of pedophilia or any sex crimes

(2,268) Demand from El Salvador's Electoral Tribunal to hold a vote-by-vote recount of March 9th's presidential elections

(1,327) Bullies: Knocking down potential. Let’s move to a better future!

(793) Suspend the license of the xenophobic and war mongering TV station Russia Today (RT) America based in Washington, D.C.

(505) Restore GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back to its shareholders

April 12

(4,162) Support Bipartisan bill HR 4190 and Recognize Pharmacists as Healthcare Providers!


April 13

(11,967) Stop SOPA-like policies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Notice and Staydown efforts, and other policies

(1,761) Continue advancing Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General—despite opposition by the National Rifle Association

April 14

(598) call for justice People in the world - to overthrow the evil Chinese Communist Party号召世界正义的人民推翻邪恶的中国共产党

(292) Urge Congress to Investigate Young Mother Miriam Carey’s Violent Death on Capitol Hill

April 15

(1,702) Impose sanctions against members of the Nicolas Maduro regime who continuously commit Human Rights violations.

(805) include licensed naturopathic doctors as covered providers in the Medicare program.

April 16

(4,301) Direct the Department of Education & Congress to Remove Annual Standardized Testing Mandates of NCLB and RttT

(1,196) An appeal letter to The President of USA Mr. Barack Obama from Lithuanian people suffering under Putin's dictatorship

(764) Support and continue funding the TRiO Programs because TRiO works.

April 17

(117,946) Oppose Trade Agreement Between Taiwan and China

(735) require insurance companies to cover Doula Care Services for birthing women.

(282) Justice for Sean Pino and Dylan Kane

April 18

(1,688) STOP the EOBR mandate on Heavy Trucks

(321) Support "verified alarm" laws to lower the 98% national false alarm rate-- a waste of billions of tax dollars each year.

April 19

(17,473) Reconsider changes to AR 670-1 to allow professional ethnic hairstyles.

(10,506) Ask the DEA to reschedule marijuana to a lower level to benefit greater access for research purposes

(1,190) SAVE THE BOYS!!! Add ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy) to the Recommended Universal Screening Panel

(1,060) The citizens of the world Рetition to U.S. President Barack H. Obama

(896) Impeach Speaker of the House John Boehner to compensate for the costs of EU benefits.

(765) to negotiate alongside Ukraine to move orphan children OUT of Crimea into other orphanages- that they may have HOPE

(612) Urge Congress to pass HR 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, to improve human rights in North Korea

(311) Revoke non-nuclear status of Ukraine and assist Ukrainian Military in obtaining short-range nuclear weapons.

April 20

(101,501) Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders

(42,588) Alaska back to Russia.

(16,734) Require All Single-Stall Restrooms be Made Unisex.

(516) Stall the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) "Capped Rental" for Speech Generating Devices pending rewrite.

April 21

(4,901) Ban and shut down all 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'


(513) Reform the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public Law 107-71 (115-stat. 597) for all TSA Federal Officers.

(409) О срочной военной помощи Украине как страна гарант Будапештского соглашения

April 22

(1,097) Halt all deportation actions against lawful permanent residents who were veterans of the United States Armed Forces

April 23

(48,508 ) Answer if Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou is one of US citizen or not. and does he have permanent resident?

(4,382) Petition to End the Tax Exempt Status for all Churches and Religious Organizations.

(1,941) Stop dictatorship of the Taiwan governing authority

(1,358) Designate Election Day as a national holiday.

April 24

(2,402) Stop the closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital

(1,184) We petition DOJ for a Criminal investigation of Boston Children's and Massachusetts DCF for abusing Justina Pelletier.

(1,023) Remove the USPS regulations preventing the shipment of alcohol.

(929) Stop Routine Male Infant Circumcision (RIC) in America. Genital Integrity is a human right.

(369) Grant immediate sovereignty and self-determination to the Puerto Rican people.

(346) have 1st Lady join in health education World Tai Chi & Qigong Day held on last Saturday of April, an event started in US

(330) pardon Captain Lawrence Rockwood US Army for his actions defending human rights of prisoners in Haiti.

April 25

(16,825) Repeal the amendment to the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

(1,660) Count ALL documented oiled wildlife rather that just oiled animals that are physically retrieved after a spill.

April 26

(45,571) Revoke The Tennessee Religious Viewpoints Anti-discrimination Act

(802) Prevent the FDA from interfering with the Economically beneficial symbiotic relationship between Brewer and The Farmer.

(497) Provide funding for Rett syndrome research, for a devastating neurological condition

April 27

(18,733) Recognize the atrocities occurring in Kessab.

(2,417) Make Election Day a National Holiday

(840) AMEND IRS NOTICE 2014-2Taxing virtual currency/bitcoin as property stifles new technology&creates untenable requirements


(463) implement a '' Marshall Plan'' on the Ukrainian economy, providing specialists, credits, arms and build real democracy.

April 28


(526) Make deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) a national public health priority

April 29

(948) Ensure Fair Treatment and a Fair Trial for Uyghur Linguist Abduweli Ayup

(813) Impeachment of Barack Obama

(523) Award Marine Major Brian Chontosh the Medal of Honor.

April 30

(414) grant a posthumous pardon to the "Dakota 38" - men hanged in a mass execution at the end of the US-Dakota War of 1862.

(371) ensure equal funding for charter schools as promised in the State of Hawaii's Race to the Top grant.

(328) Speak out against anti-whites who use the word “hate” to promote White Genocide

(294) Formally address the issue of black-on-white interracial violent crime

(294) Censure the anti-white media for trivializing "Polar Bear Hunting" as a "game"

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

(252) Win The War on Terror Without a Single Dead Soldier----Declare Iran a "NATION OF IMMIGRANTS."

May 1

(7,896) Recognize Autism Speaks as a hate group and revoke its nonprofit status

(1,097) Respond to all petitions that get over 100k signatures within one month.

(849) Women flight attendants & pilots have the right to pump at work or given the option to extend baby bonding time.

(274) Help Free Hasan Huseynli: Wrongly imprisoned youth development and civil right supporter in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

May 2

(3,257) Legalize Concealed Carry for Soldiers on Military Installations

(2,112) SCOTUS no longer rules by the Constitution, and we want investigations into the money behind the judges.

(1,692) Please help them! Maoming city, China Is Under Military Massacre, Dozens People Dead!

(1,429) Repeal US Supreme Court decision allowing money on campaign spending to equal free speech.

(1,306) Make crimes against animals have the same charges and sentences as crimes against humans.

(986) Allow our members of our Military to exercise lawful concealed and open carry of firearms for self defense purposes.

(423) Oso Mudslide - Visit the family and friends of victims of the Oso, Washington mudslide.

(352) call for justice People in the world - to overthrow the evil Chinese Communist Party号召世界正义的人民推翻邪恶的中国共产党

May 3

(4,109) Release a statement that funding libraries and museums is a core federal responsibility.

(1,655) we need help to drive out of illegal KMT rule authorities from Taiwan.

(1,117) Please sign an ENDA executive order to help end government-sanctioned bigotry toward LGBT citizens.

(836) Respectfully Requesting President Barack Obama to Issue an Executive Order to Extend Unemployment Benefits

(667) Ban market exchanges from giving High Frequency Traders faster market access and front running orders.

(567) factually survey US Servicemembers now. Set the record straight. "Troops Are NOT Willing To Sacrifice Pay"

May 4

(879) Please help Taiwan an independent state, the end of "Republic of China" illegal rule in Taiwan.

(281) Close The Gap In ObamaCare For People Unemployed After Open Enrollment Who Have COBRA

May 5

(551) Require microchip scanning for animals entering any business or organization working with animals.

(415) Support Turkish - Armenian Reconciliation

May 6

May 7

(1,344) Stop the BLM misuse of power!

(653) Put Authentic America Made Products in our National Park Gift Shops! Using Presidential Executive Order power.

(637) Have the government investigate the practices and abuses of the cult 'The Church of Wells' in Wells, Texas.

(386) Prioritize President’s $25 Million Elder Justice Initiative Budget Request When Making Approps Request to Congress

May 8

(8,415) Have the army allow transgenders to join.

(713) make it illegal to keep captive cetaceans, & have current captive cetaceans released to sea pens or to their ocean pods

(508) stop wasting 2 billion tax dollars annually to euthanize and dispose of 5,500 dogs daily. SAVE OUR CATS, DOGS & MONEY!!

(410) Award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Deborah Hughes of Detroit, Michigan for her saving the life of Mr. Utash.

May 9

(283) Induct " The Grateful Dead's " members, and its writers, Robert Hunter / John P Barlow into Kennedy Center Honors 2014.

May 10

(891) Reform sex education.

May 11

(1,320) allow Shane Smith, Vice News CEO, to interview President Obama on Climate Change.

(420) The United States Must Demand an End to Political Violence in Burundi.

May 12

(1,307) Enforce grazing laws against Cliven Bundy to the extent the law allows.

May 13

(224) Review the exchange visitor program for Au Pairs

May 14

(5,131) Allow H1B applicants who were not selected in the FY2015 lottery temporary work authorization .

(577) Increase the number of H-1B Cap

May 15

(536) Impose the full scale economic sanctions against Russia to stop aggression in Ukraine.

(316) Provide Access to Affordable, Efficacious Insulin in the USA

May 16

(235) Support for a national referendum: Accession of the United States of America to the Russian Federation

May 17

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May 21

May 22

(298) Please reschedule the visit to South Korea, people need time to mourn.

May 23

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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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