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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
242 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.

July 1

(358) Order the FDA to lift ban on gay & bisexual men (MSM) from donating blood.

(240) Revoke the male Olympic medals that Caitlyn Jenner, due to her being a transgender, but technically a woman at birth.

(187) End Islamophobia in the United States

(175) Stop helping Nondemocratic illegitimate allies

July 2

July 3

(2,062) Make Harsher Punishments for Animal abusers and Make an Offender Registry so Abusers can't have any animals

(271) order the FAA to stop using NextGen to reroute air traffic over established residential neighborhoods

July 4

July 5

(3,465) Require Pet Food Manufacturers to Disclose Quality of Ingredients

July 6

(14,218) Officially recognize "Philosophy Of Rape" as a terrorist organization

(319) Investigation of David Wade Correctional Center(Warden Goodwin),U.S. District Courts of Louisiana.Lee Lucas a fair trial

July 7

(180) Close the Guantanamo prison

(176) ٍGrant the medal of honor to Edward Snowden

(170) End Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice

(170) End hard sentences and invest on civilization

July 8

(498) "Bring the McGee kids HOME from JAPAN " It has been over 1000 days since Sean E McGee has allowed my kids to come home.

July 9

(6,345) Release the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the American public ahead of a Congressional vote.

(762) File charges against the Kansas Legislators who passed House Bill # 2005 for the bribery of all Kansas Judges.

(235) posthumously award Harriet Tubman the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.

July 10

(223) File charges against police brutality in McKinney, Texas, swimming pool aggression, drawing gun towards black teenagers.

July 11

(9,692) Stop the ITAR Regulations from violating our First and Second amendment rights

(1,578) After over 200 years of white male appointees, appoint a new Librarian of Congress that represents librarianship.

(314) Clear parents and students who attended the Art Institutes from 2003-2011, from their loan debts on the grounds of fraud

July 12

(3,055) Burma must allow unfettered access for humanitarian relief, human rights, and equal access to citizenship for Rohingya

(423) provide paid maternity and paternity leave for federal employees following the birth of a child.

(248) Sponsor a federal statute making it a felony offense to lie on a child’s birth certificate.

July 13

(201) Don’t put US workers at risk by Obama Trade Agenda

July 14

July 15

(477) Create ‘National Gun Safety Day’ to Make Gun Responsibility a Part of Mainstream American Culture

(155) Focus on Iran nuclear talks and end it peacefully, in order to prevent new tensions in Middle East

July 16

(50,768) Pressure the government of the Dominican Republic to stop its planned "cleaning" of 250,000 black Dominicans.

July 17

(3,474) Keep Alexander Hamilton as the face of the $10 bill.

(1,500) Require Daily Value % for sugar on nutrition labels.

(758) preserve Alexander Hamilton on the $10 and eliminate the new10's campaign. Please consider the $20 or $50 for a woman.

July 18

(1,470) Force the state of South Carolina to remove the Confederate Rebel Flag from the State House grounds.

(811) Stop the VHA from Closing 12 West at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center on July 1 Due to Budget Shortfalls.

(291) Regulate weapons in the United States once and for all.

(261) Take down the Confederate flag in front of the state house in South Carolina!!!

(168) Struggle against race war in the U.S and make sure that Charleston church slaughter never happens again

(164) Taxes must change U.S not mid-east. Change foreign policy in favor of Americans

(164) Change US strategy and Stop military approaches to the crises in the Middle East

July 19

(1,313) place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill.

(419) issue an executive order declaring it illegal to fly the Confederate Flag over any public or federal building.

(237) to demand federal buildings, parks, and public streets to remove names or slogans that reference racist rhetoric.

(176) Provide lifetime identity protection for the Federal employees who were victimized by the breach of the OPM.

July 20

(173) Prosecute Charleston church shooter and all other racism cases or we will defend ourselves and SHOOT BACK.

July 21

(229) Urge the Social Security Administration to Add Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis to its Compassionate Allowance List

July 22

July 23

(6,877) Leave the Confederate Flag Fly To Honor the Soldiers of the Civil War

(3,635) Remove America’s Name From Processed “American Cheese”

(1,778) Recognize July as Sarcoma Awareness Month

July 24

(3,282) Help the young victims(American citizens) of sex abuse and their mother in South Korea

(745) Stop Facebook from intruding into users' privacies and demanding 'real name' identification proofs.

July 25

July 26

(1,747) repeal the recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court on gay marriage, as it is unconstitutional.

(310) Declare June 26th, The Date Of The Supreme Court's Decisions On Same-Sex Marriage, A National Holiday

(153) Declare June 26th a Federal Holiday honoring love and equality.

July 27

July 28

July 29

(893) Light the White House *Red White and Blue* for the Fourth of July!

(731) Demand that NJ Governor Chris Christie declare a State of Emergency following the "macroburst" storm.

(231) Legalize the Nissan Skyline R34

July 30

(243) We Demand President Obama to Cancel his trip to Ethiopia, ruled by ethnic minority, dictatorial regime.

July 31

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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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