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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
204 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.

September 3

(706) Back Israel's Insistence on A Demilitarized Gaza

(651) Drug Test All Elected Federal Officials

(281) Encourage states to change our First-Past-the-Post Voting System to a Preferential Voting System.

September 4

(517) Research the viability of a Universal Basic Income in the US.

September 5

(59,317) Repeal the DOT/EPA “25 Year Rule” Car Import Ban to 15-years and Allow the Importation of Non-conforming Cars and Trucks

(705) immediately explore airlifting essentials such as water to dozens of thousands of Yezidis stranded in Iraq.

(196) Show “AntiRacist Hitler” at 2014 White House Conference on STOPPING WHITE GENOCIDE!

September 6

(1,984) provide immediate military assistance to the Kurdish Regional Government.

(750) Protect Gray Wolf habitats in the U.S. and stop the killing of this precious native species. Wolves are not a threat.

(407) JUSTICE FOR Shaneen Allen

September 7

(20,059) Stop H.R. 5344 from banning responsible law abiding citizens from owning body armor.

(2,006) Release experimental drug, Zmapp to Africa!

(406) Release Ebola experimental drug, Zmapp to Africa.

(303) Sanction South Africa for its genocide of White farmers

September 8

September 9

(30,945) remove Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from the list of international terrorist organizations.

(3,687) issue a statement on the killings of Mike Brown, John Crawford, and Jeremy Lake; and demand congressional action.

(2,265) Investigate the disappearance of United States anti-poaching pilot Bill Fitzpatrick and plane in West Africa.

(1,296) Allow Military Service Members with a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry on Military Installations.

(498) Allocate funds to Oakland Chinatown located in Alameda County, California for the purpose of graffiti removal.

September 10

(1,813) order the Attorney General to investigate nationwide police-brutality & the use of deadly force against people of color.

(1,030) Honor Indian Democracy and Congratulate the White House for Inviting PM Narendra Modi

(377) Ban the teaching of Creationism and ID in public school Science Education.

(315) Save the last 1,500 Mandaeans in Iraq with P2 status and bring these ancient pacifists to the United States immediately!

(177) Establish a detailed HOMICIDE UNIT FOR CITY OF WILMINGTON in DELAWARE so gun violence and murders can be solved...

September 11

(3,248) Require for Go-Pros™ to be placed on every and all police officers

(1,934) Make a federal decree requiring all law enforcement officers nationwide to wear body cameras that record audio and video

(510) Arming Kurds formal forces (The peshmerge)

September 12

(152,015) Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

(8,447) Urge the FDA to Say YES to Accelerated Approval of RE-024 for treatment of PKAN.

(2,857) STOP the decision by the US Air Force AETC to close and/or consolidate the US Air Force Security Forces Museum.

(1,866) mandate fully paid maternity leave for all working women in the United States for no less than 12 weeks.

(554) to send in federal troops to remove police from Ferguson who are attacking peaceful protest and arresting free media

(350) Recognize the Unique and Historic Significance of the Visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

September 13

(1,771) Remove program 1033, which gives unused military equipment to police departments across the United States

(1,671) order the demilitarization of local police forces in cities in the United States of America.

(200) End Pentagon Sales of Heavy Weaponry to Local Police Forces

September 14

(297) help save the United States Postal Service

September 15


September 16

(686) Create a law to collect data, at the national level, and report on all unarmed civilian fatal encounters with police

(467) Pressure the Egyptian Government to Free Egyptian-American Mohammed Soltan

(199) Denounce "AntiRacist Hitler"!

September 17

(7,426) Fulfill the Ukrainian government's request for military assistance

(953) Save Ayatullah Nimr Baqir Nimr !

(270) To Enforce Law Enforcement in handling of unfamiliar canines in the course of their job duties to protect and serve.

(193) Free Whiteboy

September 18

(11,364) Do everything possible to free American reporter Steven Sotloff from ISIS in Syria and save his life.

(5,349) Vote and pass bill H.R.499 to end the Federal marijuana prohibition.


(1,199) - End the Militarization of Law Enforcement Now! Abolish the Department of Defense Program 1033

(626) Mr. Obama, return the Nobel Peace Prize !

(459) rescue the Yezidi women in Iraq who have been kidnapped by ISIL and are now being sold as wives and sex slaves.

(375) Require Police Officers to Carry Personal Malpractice Insurance

(162) Mandate Neuro-Psychological Testing for all Law Enforcement Applicants and Current Law Enforcement Personnel

September 19

(800) Fire CIA Director John Brennan

(426) Pardon Charly Wingate

(375) Appoint a panel to find effective help for those with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-Born Infections

September 20

September 21

(231) Change regulations for daycares so felons are never allowed to have unsupervised access to children in daycare settings.

(163) implore the world's people concerned about China Wang Yan 恳求全世界的人民关注中国王焰

September 22

(151) Recognize International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

September 23

(558) Sanction the French entity Believe for violation of Pres. Obama’s Order by the obstruction of humanitarian aid to Congo

(202) Act Immediately and Urgently to Control the International Ebola Epidemic

September 24

September 25

(3,713) The federal government should promote federal policies that encourage adoption of peer to peer ridesharing.

(1,282) Save the "Phantom of the Opera" Stage 28 from destruction and make it a National Historic Landmark.


(264) Deport Karrueche Tran if deportation is not available send her into exile.

September 26

(625) Time to save the World. Ukraine under attack. STOP PUTIN!

(400) Address Duke Energy in the practices of price gouging customers, unjust billing practices, and uncompetitive rates.

(189) Enact the "Child and Firearms Safety Act," establishing a minimum age of 18 to handle, fire, or possess a firearm.

September 27

(325) set the highest priority for safety and care of the minority Yazidi people who are in danger of genocide and sex slavery

September 28

September 29

September 30

October 1

(2,495) Promote dystonia awareness by recognizing Dystonia Awareness Month in September

October 2

October 3


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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