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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
222 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.

December 21

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

December 22

(2,101) Recognize Gastroparesis as a Disability and Create Funding for Research & Study

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

(165) Investigate the corruption in the Department of Children and Families nationwide. Fathers above Fosters

December 23

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

December 24

(50,288) Force all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras.

(5,849) Support books and reading by having President Obama appear in public holding a book

(1,553) Amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude Industrial Hemp from the definition of "marihuana."

(1,510) Open a Civil Rights Case Against Darren Wilson

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

December 25

(129,328) Bring justice to Michael Brown by federally charging and prosecuting Darren Wilson for first-degree murder

(29,586) It should be unconstitutional for officers of the law to kill unarmed citizens. Please amend the constitution.


(406) Grant Justice to LEONARD PELTIER by Executive Clemency & Sentence Commutation to Time Served 1976-2014.

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

(192) Tax Obesity for a Better America

(169) Notify citizens that WHITE GENOCIDE requires militarization of Ferguson police.

December 26

(19,642) National database for police shootings.

(3,589) seek justice against Louis Head, stepfather of Mike Brown.

(1,066) Nominate General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense.

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

(548) revoke visas for Tolokonnikova, Alekhina and Verzilov, and prevent them from entering the United States of America

(500) legalize gay marriage on the federal level.

(474) Close the Federal Civil Rights Case against Darren Wilson and Quit wasting dollars on prosecuting an innocent man

(394) Green card for the legal immigrants who are living continuously in USA for more than 10 years

(291) investigate the USDA and its department APHIS over handling of Nosey the elephant case, License #58-C-0288.

December 27

(880) Enact a federal mandate requiring all police and government official proceedings to include a non government prosecutor

(357) Allow Dr. Nancy to be with Keyla

December 28

(662) Fight corporate tax inversion. Outlaw or restrict D.C. lobbying for U.S. companies which relocate their HQ overseas.

(328) Have the Justice Department bring a suit against the Ferguson Police Department and Prosecutor McCulloch

(177) Explain to the American people: "A path to citizenship" = White Genocide

(175) Quit funding Christian and Jewish "charities" to carry out White Genocide

(171) Teach White children what to say when an ANTI-WHITE calls them "racist," "hater," "white supremacist," "ignorant," etc.

December 29

(1,031) Call on Vietnam Government to Overturn the Wrongful Capital Murder Conviction of Former College Student Ho Duy Hai

(282) Call for and Join an International Coalition and Multi-National Army to Stop the IS.

December 30

(229) Executive Order to be issued to pass H.R. 40 / Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act

December 31

(61,053) Question Modi "WHY Indian constitution labels "Sikhs" as Hindus?" while attending Constitution Day events on January 26.

January 1

(10,065) Allow motorcycle lane sharing on all public roads

(213) Urge "Pants Up, Don't Loot!"

January 2

(993) pass an executive order to not allow congress to lower military pay.

(458) Pass legislation to ensure that military working dogs be classified as canine members of the armed services.

(242) Assign a board of trustees to take care of Puerto Rico Commonwealth fiscal administration

January 3

(101,246) Stop Apache Land Grab

(1,589) Use its resources to secure the immediate release of Luke Somers, an American photojournalist, from his al-Qaeda hosts.

(591) Require a Trial By Jury in Every Case Where an Unarmed Citizen is Killed by a Police Officer

(572) require employers to provide, at minimum, 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

(533) Dear Mr. President, Pleaseimpose financial sanctions against violators of Human Rights in Venezuela.

(431) Open a Civil Rights Case Against Officer Daniel Pantaleo

January 4

(8,639) Stop the infamous DDOS hackers, and fake bomb threat callers, called Lizard Squad

(287) Implement ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2015. No further delays! Don't sign even if added to time sensitive legislation!

(184) Veto the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act; Decline US Complicity in War Crimes

January 5

(1,714) Ban all plans to use Washington State's Olympic Peninsula as an Electromagnetic Warfare Range

(498) Extend the public comment period on proposed regulations for TeacherPrep

(389) Call on The Vietnam Government to Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Nguyen Van Chuong & Immediately Stop his Execution

January 6

(9,339) lower or eliminate the registration fee for makers of reusable menstrual products.

(1,348) Remove Andrew Jackson from the twenty-dollar bill and replace him with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 7

(1,546) Decline from attending and participating in the 2015 Police Week activities held in Washington DC

January 8

(1,923) Prosecute, to the full extent of the law, all of the parties responsible for the use of torture outlined in CIA report

(1,518) Arrest Dick Cheney and George W. Bush for crimes against Humanity

(872) Prosecute Bush Administration officials, CIA officials and all participants for violations of laws banning torture


(453) Stop the attack on Pensions.

(282) Make the "HEP C CURES" available to ALL infected. Insurance Companies are maneuvering not to pay for most to be cured.

January 9

(448) Require annual gathering and public reporting on all arrest-related deaths in the US through BJS, including demographics

(425) Give GS pay to TSA

(375) We petition Obama Administration to consider revoking the citizenship of Ms. Eun Mi Shin who is praising N. Korea now.

(360) Stop the FAA from Discriminating Against Small UAV Operators that Provide Aerial Imaging Services

(238) "Police Brutality" and indicting excessive force usage in Normal cases !

January 10

(9,334) Protect our privacy and please veto HR 4681, aka The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.

January 11

(3,576) Mr. President Decline or Veto the Anabolic Steroid Act of 2014

(1,943) Stop Yakama Nation Sacred Site Desecration

(789) Put an end to FATCA and stop taxing Americans around the world for simply being American citizens.

January 12

(276) Reopen the investigation into the cause of the fire and disappearance of Tyveon Temple in Sevierville, TN on 04/12/14

January 13

January 14

(394) Veto H.R. 83: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 and send it back to Congress.

January 15

(825) Request that President Obama pardon one 2nd Lt. Lawrence J. Franks.

January 16

(156) The changing of the law of bicycle riders on the road. Two teens were killed because of a bicyclist.

January 17

(296) Encourage Sony to Distribute "The Interview" to Those Americans Who Wish to See the Film.

(225) Urge Sony pictures to release the film "The Interview" and protect our 1st Amendment.

(179) Remove the statement "In God We Trust" from all currency. This supports Christianity over other religions and Atheism.

January 18

(164) Extradite convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard from Cuba and restore justice for our fallen heroes.

January 19

January 20


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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