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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
213 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 2

(1,823) Apprehend Terrorist group leader 梁振英CYLEUNG, and his terror group Caring Hong Kong Power and silent Majority

(1,096) Unlock public access to research on software safety through DMCA and CFAA reform

(476) stop dolphin slaughtering in Japan Taiji

(209) Explain to the American people the connection between the Christian/Newsom torture/murders and White Genocide

November 3

(5,330) Free Carlos coy (spm)

(3,230) Reschedule Cannabis to be Regulated as Alcohol

November 4

(1,580) Encourage timely permanence for children in foster care by enforcing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997.

(434) Put Cancer ribbons on the White House for every month and not just Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 5

(177) Investigate Jehovah's Witness' Leaders For Health Insurance Fraud/Scam

November 6

(1,130) Stop Wild Horse Round Ups

(1,129) We Petition the Obama Administration to make Zoophilia a Felony in All 50 States!


(262) give mothers paid maternity leaves. The USA is 1 of 4 countries in the world without any kind of paid maternity leave.

(261) Denounce supporters of White Genocide who welcome Ebola to the U.S.

(244) Require that Insurance Companies offer PPO plans to Individuals and small groups in all states.

November 7

(46,674) Officially arm the People's Protection Unit (YPG) of Syria to defend ISIS from destroying the Kobane community

(210) Allow Tricare to Cover IVF, IUI and all infertility cases for military and their familiy.

November 8

(10,156) pardon Todd Gurley for any possible wrongdoings and ordering the NCAA and UGA to cancel any investigations.

(8,510) Change the Columbus Day Holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(6,580) Clemency for Robert Shipp-Life Sentence at Age 20 for 5 months Involvement in Nonviolent Drug Conspiracy-Served 21 yrs.

(4,214) organize official White House celebrations to recognize and endorse Columbus Day and the Italian American community.

November 9

(260) Get a memorial skate park built

November 10

(286) Proclaim the Second Saturday of March as National Narcolepsy Awareness Day as Part of National Sleep Awareness Week

November 11

(3,350) Recognize Endometriosis as a qualifying disability and fund research for a cure.

(171) Sanction Me 2

November 12

(3,342) Drop Columbus Day as a federal Holiday, add election day as a replacement. There's nothing more American than voting.

(1,175) Let police do their job in Ferguson MO!

(858) Don't Hijack the Beef Checkoff

(249) Investigate Jehovah's Witness' Leaders For Child Abuse Cover Up And Protecting Child Abusers

(204) Release Anthony A. Pichardo and give him back his legal permanent resident status.

(172) SUPPORT "our nation's 'No Child Left White' policy"!

November 13

(819) To Denounce the Unauthorized Violence on Protestors by Hong Kong Police on 14 Oct, 2014

November 14

(15,752) Support Albanian Human Rights & Equality in the Balkans !

(1,742) To petition the government of Japan to end the dolphin drive hunt in Tajai Japan .


(1,262) I would like to propose a new law called Megans Law. It would require directional spikes on all entrance and exit ramps.

(475) Create a White House Council on Transgender Individuals

(402) Why should Permanent Residents wait for more than two years for their family to get to USA ? Stop Family Separation

November 15

(1,508) Restrict travel into US from all Ebola stricken nations until such timeethere are no Ebola cases in USA.

(1,476) Allow kindergarten teacher Esther Johnson to remain in the United States.

(490) Allow Enlistments immediately under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (Mavni) Program

(370) Compel the Saudi Gov't to Halt Sheikh Nimr's Execution, and to Free Him and the Other Political Dissidents Immediately.

(360) End Workplace Bullying in America

(340) Recognize November as RSD/CRPS Awareness Month. RSD/CRPS is a debilitating disease that affects all areas of the body.

November 16

(412) California Citizens Urge President Obama To Provide More Flexibility In The Management Of California’s Water Resources.

November 17

November 18

(398) Pardon Charly Wingate

(282) Dismiss Education Secretary Arne Duncan

(230) Repeal the Larry P. law (California, 1979) which prohibits using IQ-based testing with African-American children.

(202) Ask DOJ to immediately investigate Charles Koch's influence of Kansas City federal wire fraud conviction of Terry Brown.

November 19

(56,715) Declare an executive order for all executive departments and agencies to be closed 12/26/2014, for a four-day weekend.

(2,050) Expedite visas for foreign nationals and their families who assist U.S. military fighting terrorism.

(152) Please acknowledge Avascular Necrosis is a disability. Please help with funding to diagnose the disease early.

November 20

(221) Stop Exporting US made Pepper Spray to Hong Kong Police Force -Fulfill Obligations under Arm Trade Treaty

November 21

(11,208) Press charges - Casey Nocket - fines,max community service,jail time,etc. for - (defacing NP & NM)

(422) Save the thousands of Yezidis still stranded on Mt Shingal in Iraq from the renewed offensive of ISIS.

(190) To suspend the sentence of Shauntae Thomas to time served.

November 22

(324) Quarantine any person who comes into contact with people who have Ebola for the 21 day incubation period.

November 23

(313) End daylight savings time. Pick with standard time or daylight savings time and leave the clocks alone.

(267) Stop the Expedited Deportation of Unaccompanied Children

(266) Revoke North Carolina's aggressive dog statutes, which exempt dogs engaged in a hunt from being charged with aggression.

November 24

(452) Not reduce per diem allowances for the Defense Department employees.

(178) Create the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign medal to honor our deployed servicemembers fighting ISIS in Iraq/Syria.

(157) Not Invite Dalai Lama to Visit the United States

November 25

November 26

(218) Make Near-field communication (NFC) payment a mandatory payment option in the USA to protect the privacy of consumers.

November 27

(22,662) Position yourself against the Bolivarian communist expansion in Brazil promoted by the administration of Dilma Rousseff

(444) Order a DOJ investigation of Merchant Commerce Exchange for facilitating anti-competitive collusion among merchants.

November 28

(981) Cancel school in Kansas if the Royals win the World Series

(232) Assyrians right to live safely

November 29

November 30


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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