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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
267 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
a day or two 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.

February 7

(3,633) Federally Investigate the Manitowoc County Sheriffs Department and the County Court System for Criminal Behavior.

(3,569) Enforce Presidential Executive Order 12072, and select North St. Louis City as the home of the new NGA West Headquarters


February 8

(23,566) Arrest Ammon Bundy and the armed occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

(6,168) Provide Secret Service protection to Bernie Sanders

(2,469) Create a National Animal Abuse Registry

(1,018) Provide food and medical aid to starving civilians in Madaya, Syria.

February 9

(745) Grant individuals with Down's syndrome monthly disability benefits, regardless of parents income (up to 100k yearly).


(177) Explode a nuclear bomb over Raqqa, Syria to completely deter ISIL threat

(166) End the brutal repression of the Oromo people by the Ethiopian government.

February 10

(1,624) issue a statement demanding the restoration of Milo Yiannopoulos's Twitter verification badge.

(875) Issue an investigation into the practices of the National Football League for violating relocation guidelines.

(847) create a "Blue 22" Alert for Americans Veterans who are missing and may be a danger to themselves.

(459) 미국은 일본왕실 보관 한국 약탈고문서 20만권 반환을 촉구하라. US required to urge Japan to return illegally captured ancient Korean history books

(220) make January 11th a national holiday in honor of Alexander Hamilton's birthday.

February 11

(3,865) Direct the U.S. Department of Justice to promptly release the ADA Internet regulations

(2,422) Nationally recognize February 7-14 as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

(282) appeal the passing of the law protecting people wearing military medals and uniforms as their 1st Amendment rights.

February 12

February 13

(1,690) put President Obama in the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

(881) Accept the challenge from the NRA's Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, to a fair and public debate.

(216) Stop Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from granting unsafe exemptions for truck driver trainees

February 14

(317,858) Ask President Obama to Appear on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher

(1,635) Remove Noise Reducing "Silencers" or "Suppressors" from the National Firearms Act as a Class 3 Regulated Item.

(944) Investigate the Delaware North Corporation's claim to own trademark on historically important Yosemite landmarks.

(880) Remove Marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act to Allow for its Medical Use.

February 15

(72,923) Lift Sudan Sanctions, They are Oppressing the Poor and Killing Innocent People

(1,865) EXECUTIVE ORDER Rare Disease Day as February 29, 2016. A Rare Disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans.

(171) Host a STOP WHITE GENOCIDE "Beer Summit" to keep Donald Trump and the Southern Poverty Law Center "on message"

February 16

February 17

February 18

(19,700) Reaffirm commitments to Taiwan (R.O.C.) and work toward recognizing it as an independent and sovereign country

(667) support a "x-rated" ver. of Deadpool. The movie was blocked by China & we should set a worldwide example of free speech.

February 19

(12,208) Clean Up the Drinking Water of the Impoverished Community of St. Joseph, Louisiana

(5,215) Help get the SMU Mustangs into the NCAA Tournament

(1,111) Immediately Impeach President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden for Significant Malfeasance, and Misfeasance.

(213) Change the U.S. National Anthem to Star Wars theme "The Imperial March"

February 20

(435) Have Ted Nugent arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against the president

February 21

February 22

February 23

(3,866) Have US AG Loretta Lynch help Kenyans recover their Looted Eurobond Proceeds

(176) Urge the FDA to re-work the deeming regs so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market!

February 24


(1,568) Order the lowering of the American Flag in respect for the 12 US Marines lost in the Hawaii helicopter crash.

February 25

(2,780) Stand for the Suspension of Bee-Killing Pesticides

(196) instruct the USFWS to continue ultralight led reintroduction of whooping cranes into the Eastern Migratory Population

February 26

(6,446) Pardon Charly Wingate

(4,440) Full investigation of the death of LaVoy Finicum by Federal Agents on January 27 2016, by the United States AG

(3,513) Free the Hammonds

February 27

(613) Require the use of nonlead ammunition for the taking of wildlife nationwide.

(586) change the label of English Language Learners to Multilingual Students.

(344) Block self serving small business management from accepting buyouts from larger companies without shareholder approval.

(278) Initiate a Federal Investigation into the death of John Lang, a suspected murder by Fresno Police Department.

(255) light up the White House blue in April for all those impacted by Autism.

(195) Prosecute the Oregon Militants and any accomplices to the fullest extent of the law.

February 28

(3,394) Full investigation of the death of LaVoy Finicum by Federal Agents on January 26 2016, by the United States AG

(195) Reinstate the tax exempt status of service members deployed to Incirlik AB, TurkeyFull investigation of the death of LaVoy Finicum by Federal Agents on January 26 2016, by the United States AG

February 29

March 1

(1,170) Regulate insurance coverage of fertility treatments because everyone deserves the chance to have a family.

(1,062) Make it illegal to deny gender marker changes to transgender individuals who have not had surgery.

(178) Let Bob Whitaker build Donald Trump's "Stop White Genocide Wall" NOW!

March 2

(10,356) Provide A Federally Mandated Minimum Wage For Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

(311) Do More than Extend Sanctions Against the Government of Sudan: End Genocides in Darfur, Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile

(217) Recognize the WASP as eligible for inurnment in the Arlington columbarium.

March 3

(9,581) Classify the membership of Return of Kings as a terrorist group and a threat to the citizens of the United States

(501) Appoint A Special Prosecutor In The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal/Coverup; Compel Loretta Lynch To Launch Investigation.

(460) give Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks Network an interview with the President of the United States.

(442) Indict Hillary Clinton because she broke this law: 18 US Code § 1924

March 4

(9,527) Award Bob Feller the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his military service during World War II

(948) free David Walsh

(184) Remove automatic firearms from NFA lists and uphold the Second Amendment

March 5

(23,179) Tell the Department of Labor to move quickly on implementing the new overtime rule

(176) The murder of Samantha Payne

March 6

March 7

March 8

March 9


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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