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Review White House Petitions Site

Petition published by Tom Foreman on Oct 20, 2011
199 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.

August 1

(15,880) Remove the need for citizens to register a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with the ATF, paying a $200 tax stamp.

(2,847) Create a Council on Boys and Men to Fulfill the Needs of America's Boys and Men.

August 2

(2,231) Move forward on and pass Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 842)

(1,051) veto the absurd decision of renaming the International Place to Liu Xiaobo Plaza

August 3

(84,208) repatriate Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, imprisoned for more than 11 years, as a matter of urgency.

(485) Compel the FAA to adopt the UK's commercial sUAS standards immediately

(290) Issue an Emancipation Proclamation for Corporations.

August 4

(127,232) Condemn the Apartheid State of Israel for their Human Rights Violations against the Palestinian peoples.

(2,392) shut down 4chan.

(915) keep the requirement for nondiscriminatory hiring practices for ALL federal contractors -- even religious ones.

(607) Prevention of fraud being committed by organizations falsely presenting themselves as the Fraternity of Freemasons.

August 5

(37,202) Remove suppressors as an NFA regulated item.


(1,461) adopt the bill 2277 “Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014”.

August 6

(1,239) Mandate technology to prevent death of children by hyperthermia.

(175) TPS or DED Designation for Guatemala is a matter of Justice Stop the humanitarian crisis to Unaccompanied Children

August 7

(2,028) support Israel unconditionally in whatever it needs to do to stop Hamas' terrorism. It has the right to defend itself.

August 8

(7,125) Let Unaccompanied Alien Children Live at White House

(1,279) Approve Federal Salary Council Locality Pay Recommendations for FY2015, dated January 23, 2014!

(255) Protect America’s Bald Eagles: Make the Avian Protection Plan mandatory and don't allow killing by wind turbines.

August 9

(1,790) Make it legal in all u.s. states to break a cars window in order to save the life of a child, elderly or pet.

(1,717) Hold Israel Accountable for Violence & Crimes Against Americans & Palestinians. Cease Monetary & Military Aid to Israel

(931) Nullify laws that make it so that a male victim of rape has to pay child support to the rapist.

August 10

(1,845) File a class action lawsuit against John Boehner on behalf of the American people for wasting time on frivolous lawsuits

(757) Pardon the Mackenzie family

(208) allow David Howard of Riverside, CA to re-apply for Social Security disability benefits.

August 11

(949) Pass into law HR 411: The Fort McClellan Toxic Exposure Health Registry. We who are the sick and dying NEED YOUR HELP!

(608) Free Iraq war veteran Lt. Nadiya Savchenko from Russian captivity!

(398) Stop the Privatization of the United States Postal Service.

(302) Allow Staff Sergeant Carl Lee Wheless, Jr., U.S. Army, to continue on Federal active duty an additional 55 days.

(296) reconsider the invitation of President Kirr of South South South the entire community calls upon President Obama

August 12

(393) Treat unaccompanied minors as refugees eligible for asylum rather than undocumented immigrants

(179) impose the Office of Personnel Management to develop an occupational series for Licensed Professional Counselors.

August 13

(7,524) Prevent Child Heat Stroke Deaths in Vehicles

(2,091) Allow H1B approved cases to get Visa stamped in US

August 14

(220) impose relatively quick and effective sanctions on Russia, the sponsor of terrorismus

(206) Close the southern border PERMANENTLY and RETURN all of those crossing illegally to their home country!!

August 15

(27,058) President Obama: Don't Let the USDA Undermine the Governance and Integrity of Organic Food and Agriculture

(3,844) Address the fact that America is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee any paid vacation days.

(564) Investigate Vani Hari, "The Food Babe," for racketeering.

August 16

(1,197) pass a national law for civilian to act first to save children, elderly and animals from vehicles then call authorities.

(895) Lift the Imposed Sanctions on Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern

(431) declare October 6th National Coaches Day.

(202) Halt our nation's practice of infant genital mutilation!

(183) Explain to the American public that "ANTI-RACIST IS A CODE WORD FOR ANTI-WHITE" is a white supremacist hate slogan.

August 17

(906) To recognize the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin as the military criminal

(567) Tony the truck stop Tiger needs to go a sanctuary. Where he can get vet care and be around other tigers.

(202) To implement to law enforcement officers in the handling of a unfamilar canine with out using lethel force.


August 18

(5,217) Recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk People's republics as terrorist organizations

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

August 19

(152) Repeal “The Hughes Amendment” as part of the Firearm Owners Protection Act

August 20

(20,578) help the Christians of Mosul and Iraq who are part of a modern day Holocaust

(5,827) Push for a ceasefire in the Gaza/Palestine conflict and stop providing military aid to Israel with our tax dollars

(1,679) CANCEL White House Invitation To PM Modi-Organizer of 2002 Massacre of MUSLIMS. Ban BJP For 1984 Attack On Golden Temple

(225) Stop sponsoring so-called "Palestinians" with tax payers money and revert funds to help Israel to stay against terrorism

(181) Pardon Charly Wingate

August 21

(490) Use the executive powers to fix the broken immigration system for legal immigrants

(458) Use the executive powers to fix the broken immigration system for legal immigrants

(178) Allow all members of the military to have the freedom to choose between Tricare or FEHB if they are dual public servants

August 22

(50,033) Support Kurdish Independence

(5,202) Tax Churches

(488) Enforce the Symington Amendment, which prohibits sending aid to nuclear armed nations such as Israel.

(186) SUPPORTERS OF MIKE TURNER'S "The Servicemember Family Protection Act"

August 23

(9,615) Please call Democratic Republic of Congo President Kabila to End the Suspension on Adoptions!

(198) Please Help the Homeless secure their basic human rights in Hong Kong

August 24

August 25

(818) Direct the SEC to investigate the directors of Demoulas Super Markets Inc.

(500) Cut Foreign Aid to Israel

August 26

(242) Purple Hearts denied for injuries suffer in battle.

August 27

(2,046) Stop using Social Security numbers as Medicare ID numbers


(341) Support Israel's Right to Defend Itself

(289) Support a Spinal Cord Regeneration Initiative Project

August 28

(255) Remove all U.S. military forces from South Korea

August 29

August 30

August 31


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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