Change.org

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Change.org

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Category: Business (10)

Founded in 2007.

Countries: United States (35%), (21%), United Kingdom (11%)

Main connections: PepsiCo, President, Shooting of Trayvon Martin

Linked to: Democratic Party, Fast Company, Sallie Mae, TechCrunch

 

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2007

Change.org was launched on February 7, 2007, by current chief executive Ben Rattray, with the support of founding chief technology officer Mark Dimas and Adam Cheyer add something


2011

In 2011, Change.org claimed it was the subject of a distributed denial of service attack by "Chinese hackers", and that the alleged attack was apparently related to its petition to the Chinese government to release artist Ai Weiwei add something

 

In 2011, there is a proposal about merging the Spanish-speaking counterpart website "Actuable" into "Change.org" add something


2012

Also in 2012, Philip Matesanz, a 21-year-old German university student, started a petition to allow third-party recording tools for YouTube add something

 

By the end of 2012, Rattray stated "he plans to have offices in 20 countries and to operate in several more languages, including Arabic and Chinese add something

 

Finally it that took place in 2012 when they approved the voluntary union of "Actuable" users into the "Change.org" platform add something

 

In 2012, Arizona State University decided to block access to Change.org in response to a petition created by student Eric Haywood protesting "rising tuition costs at the school" add something

 

Promotional model - Eurogamer Expo did not allow them completely in 2012, saying they wanted to make a more "friendly" show and all visitors "to feel comfortable," with a formal guideline saying "Booth babes are Not OK." The Consumer Electronics Association , including its president and CEO Gary Shapiro and senior vice-president Karen Chupka, initially defended the use of female models who were deemed not dressed enough by critics but discouraged the practice in 2014 after a Change.org petition started by a "Forbes" technology journalist Connie Guglielmo demanded a ban on them an

 

The petition collected over 57,000 signatures , and on January 26, 2012, the studio updated the website "with the environmental message the kids had requested" add something

 

As of February 2012, the site had 100 employees with offices on four continents add something

 

On February 2, 2012, a petition on Change.org started by Stef Gray, a 23-year-old graduate in New York, received around 110,000 signers in response to Sallie Mae, the "nation's largest private student-loan provider", which resulted in the company changing its forbearance fee policy add something

 

The petition called for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, who, on February 26, 2012, shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, a suburb of Orlando add something

 

On March 8, 2012, a petition entitled "Prosecute the killer of our son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin" was posted on Change.org add something

 

It was reported on April 5, 2012, that Change.org hit 10 million members, and was the fastest-growing social action platform on the web add something

 

On April 11, 2012, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder add something

 

On May 13, 2012, "The Guardian", BBC News and other sources reported that Change.org would launch a UK-specific platform for petitions, placing Change.org in competition with 38 Degrees, a British not-for-profit political-activism organization add something


2013

FIFA (video game series) - In 2013 the Spanish profesional women's footballer Vero Boquete started a petition on Change.org, which called upon Electronic Arts to introduce female players in the FIFA series

 

Brominated vegetable oil - An online petition at Change.org asking PepsiCo to stop adding BVO to Gatorade and other products collected over 200,000 signatures by January 2013

 

Brominated vegetable oil - An online petition at Change.org asking PepsiCo to stop adding BVO to Gatorade and other products collected over 200,000 signatures by January 2013

 

In February 2013, over one million people, a figure equivalent to around two percent of the total population of Spain, had signed the petition calling for the entire Spanish government to resign add something

 

Miu Miu - In April 2013, an American Change.org petition against Miuccia Prada, collected over 200K signatures around the world

 

He stood trial in the months of June and July and was acquitted of all charges on July 13, 2013 add something

 

An August 2013 "Fast Company" article reported that Change.org would soon begin featuring petition recipients, saying, "For the first time, companies will be able to post a public response to any given petition add something

 

Prada - On August 6, 2013, & CBS Los Angeles evening news went live by CBS TV reporter, Andrea Fujii covering the "Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights" and Change.org

 

In November 2013, Aaron Thompson from Tuscaloosa, Alabama started a petition, directed at Seth MacFarlane to bring back Brian Griffin on Family Guy, after his death in Season 12 episode "Life Of Brian", he stated that "He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show," petition creator Aaron Thompson wrote add something

 

In November 2013, John Doe of Arlington, Texas launched a petition against changes made to the YouTube commenting system by Google add something


2014

Promotional model - The Consumer Electronics Association , including its president and CEO Gary Shapiro and senior vice-president Karen Chupka, initially defended the use of female models who were deemed not dressed enough by critics but discouraged the practice in 2014 after a Change.org petition started by a "Forbes" technology journalist Connie Guglielmo demanded a ban on them and reached 250 signatures

 

Race queen - The Consumer Electronics Association , including its president and CEO Gary Shapiro and senior vice-president Karen Chupka, initially defended the use of female models who were deemed not dressed enough by critics but discouraged the practice in 2014 after a Change.org petition started by a "Forbes" technology journalist Connie Guglielmo demanded a ban on them and reached 250 signatures

 

In August 2014, Erica Perry from Vancouver, Canada started a petition asking Centerplate, a large food and beverage corporation serving entertainment venues in North America and the UK, to fire its then-CEO Desmond "Des" Hague after the public release of security camera footage allegedly showing Hague abusing a young doberman pinscher in an elevator add something

 

On September 2, 2014, after the petition had received over 190,000 signatures, Des Hague was removed from his position as CEO of Centerplate add something

 

Grand Theft Auto V - In December 2014, Australian department store Target removed the game from its 300 stores after customers complained about "depictions of violence against women" and a Change.org petition amassed more than 40,000 signatures


2015

In March 2015, the political blogger Guido Fawkes, whose real name is Paul Staines started a petition asking for Jeremy Clarkson BBC co-host of Top Gear to be reinstated add something

 

On 10 March 2015, the political blogger Guido Fawkes, whose real name is Paul Staines, started a petition asking for Jeremy Clarkson BBC co-host of Top Gear to be reinstated add something

 

It had gained over 1,000,000 signatures by 20 March 2015 add something

 

Corinthian Colleges - Huffington Post, 4 June 2015 Eeva Deshon, the president and CEO of Heald College initiated a petition on Change.org to collect positive testimonials about the college, despite the largely negative evaluations by students

 

Google Maps - On July 14, 2015 the Chinese name to Scarborough Shoal is removed after a petition from the Philippines is posted in in Change.org

 

Kanye West - On July 20, 2015, within five days of West's announcement as the headlining artist of the closing ceremonies of the 2015 Pan Am Games , Change.org user XYZ collected over 50,000 signatures for West's removal as headliner citing the headlining artist should be Canadian


2016

In February 2016, 50 petitions have exceeded 100,000 signatories add something

 

In June 2016, shortly after Christina Grimmie's death, a petition started by Ian Tan was created to commemorate and honor Grimmie, a fan of the video game series The Legend of Zelda, in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game to be released in 2017 by naming an NPC after her add something

 

Homeopathy - In June 2016, blogger and sceptic Jithin Mohandas launched a petition through Change.org asking the government of Kerala, India, to stop admitting students to homeopathy medical colleges

 

In November 2016, as part of the mass protests against the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Daniel Brezenoff of Long Beach, California started a petition calling for electors in states that Trump won to cast their vote for Hillary Clinton instead of him, at state Electoral College meetings add something

 

As of November 14, 2016, this petition has accumulated the largest number of signatures in the history of Change.org add something

 

President - The petition ultimately failed as, in December 19, 2016, after a long delay, just under two and a half hours after initially convening, Texas' 38 electors voted for president, of which Trump won 36, giving him the necessary number of electoral votes to reach 270 add something


2017

Peter FitzSimons - He began by launching a petition in late 2017 on Change.org that reached approximately 220,000 signatures prior to the election as well as numerous editorial articles decrying the demolitions

 

January 2017, a petition to stop President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK reaches 1,000,000 signitures, the second most popular petition ever on the site add something

 

In March 2017, Barcelona reversed the outcome against PSG by beating them 6-1 after losing 4-0 in the first round add something

 

The petition against "'Australian Citizenship Eligibility Changes April 2017"'" going on add something

 

Missy Elliott - In August 2017, a 27-year-old Virginia man named Nathan Coflin began a Change.org petition that gained over 30,000 signatures in support of a statue to honor Elliott's philanthropic endeavors to be erected in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia

 

Following Spacey's dismissal, a petition created on November 2, 2017, calling for Spacey to be replaced by actor Kevin James as a post-plastic surgery Frank Underwood began gaining a rapid number of supporters; this petition has gained media notability since its inception, gaining 50,000 supporters within eight days add something

 

On November 3, 2017, following sexual assault claims made against actor Kevin Spacey, Netflix fired the actor from, and and stalled the production of, the sixth and final season of the television series in which Spacey had starred in on the network, "House of Cards" add something

 

Bryan Singer - On November 6, 2017, seven students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, created a Change.org petition to remove Singer's name from the School's Division of Cinema and Media Studies


2018

The designated goal is 1,000,000, with 520,000 signatures as of 15 January 2018 add something

 

After Snapchat released their new update in February 2018, Nic Rumsey from Australia created a petition to remove this update after a huge amount of people not enjoying the update add something

 

The petition has over 1,100,000 signatures as of February 16, 2018 add something

 

Plague Inc. - On 28 February 2018, the studio announced that they would add an in-game scenario about vaccine hesitancy to the game, after a Change.org petition to do so gained over 10 000 signatures

 

Amy Winehouse - In September 2018, fans started a petition on Change.org to ask MAC Cosmetics to collaborate with the estate of Winehouse for her own make-up collection; "MAC Amy Winehouse"

 

MAC Cosmetics - In September 2018, fans started a petition on Change.org to ask MAC Cosmetics to collaborate with the estate of the late British singer Amy Winehouse for her own make-up collection; "MAC Amy Winehouse"

 

A petition commenced in October 2018, gaining over 300,000 signatures, to prevent a proposal to use the Sydney Opera House as a promotional billboard add something

 

Racing NSW proposed using the sails of the Sydney Opera House to promote the Everest horse race at Sydney's Royal Randwick on 13 October 2018 add something

 

On November 12, 2018, a petition entitled Contra o aumento de salário aos ministros do STF exceed the record of signatures with 2,6 million add something

 

On November 28, 2018, a petition was started to honor Stephen Hillenburg's death add something


2019

January 20th, 2019, a petition was started after the NFC championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints add something

 

On 17 February 2019, trustee of "The Nationalist Indian" started a campaign to abolish Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is a 'temporary provision' which grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir add something

 

In May 2019, led by reddit community r/freefolk, a petition to remake Game of Thrones season 8 reached over a million signatures within a few days of its launch and a full day before airing the season finale add something

 

On June 25, 2019, YouTuber Etika was confirmed dead by New York City Police Department and his "dying wish" was to be buried outside of YouTubes headquarters in San Bruno, California with a gravestone reading "No Bitch Niggas" A petition has since started to make this happen add something