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1 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:53 am



The people in this email all have one thing in common: they
the world for the better by starting petitions on

These winning campaigns are dreams brought to life. From getting the first woman to moderate a presidential debate
in 20 years to winning health
coverage for thousands of wildland firefighters, every one of the victories below represents a moment that someone
stood up to say, "we can do better."

By signing on to their campaigns, you helped to prove them right.

People are starting petitions every day on What
will you change?

We can't wait to see what you dream up next,

Michael and the team

Three high school friends take on the presidential debates and win.

Three high school students -- Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis -- started a petition on
asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a woman moderator.

"When we heard that it had been 20 years since a woman last moderated a debate, we were shocked and knew we
to take action," said the students. And they won! Candy Crowley moderated Tuesday's debate.

"What we'll take away from watching Candy Crowley moderating is the image of a woman on stage is just as strong
commanding as the two men vying for the U.S. presidency," said Emma, Sammi, and Elena.

Jason Puracal is released from a Nicaraguan prison where he was held for a crime he didn't commit.

Jason Puracal was released from a Nicaraguan prison where he spent two years for a crime he didn't commit. More
than 100,000 people signed the petition on started by his sister.

13-year-old Abby Goldberg beats plastic bag manufacturers in Illinois.

The Governor of Illinois vetoed a bill that would have prevented cities from enacting plastic bag bans after Abby and
mom started a petition on that got more than 174,500 signatures!

Malika Fortier gets the Selma City Council to suspend the construction of a KKK monument.

Malika Fortier was outraged when she learned local leaders in Selma, AL planned to expand a monument to the
first leader, so she started a petition on to stop construction. After she delivered more than 325,000
petition signatures to the Selma City Council, they voted to halt construction on the monument while a court settles a
dispute about land ownership.

Marla Tauscher saves pets in California animal shelters from immediate execution.

California shelter animals remain protected by law after 64,458 people signed a petition asking the governor and the
state legislature to preserve the Hayden Law from budget cuts.

Retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Jerry Ensminger wins justice for thousands of poisoning victims.

Retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Jerry Ensminger lost his daughter to leukemia because of poisoned water at a military
base in North Carolina. After fighting for 15 years to get the government to cover medical costs for other affected
Jerry started a petition on that got 135,000 signatures -- and President Obama signed a bill into law
providing that medical treatment.

Walmart sides with workers petitioning for better conditions.

Workers at C.J.'s Seafood, a Walmart supplier, started a petition when
they experienced forced labor and other
Their petition won with over 149,000 signatures -- and Walmart took
action against their employer.

Cally Houck's petition forces Enterprise to support new rules for rental car safety.

Cally Houck's daughters were killed when Enterprise rented them a faulty car. Her petition on that asked
Enterprise to support a law that would prohibit rental car companies from renting out recalled cars got over
160,000 signatures -- and she won!

Adam Greenberg gets his one at-bat in Major League Baseball.

Adam Greenberg was tragically hit in the head during his first Major League Baseball plate appearance in 2005. Over
people signed a petition on asking for a team to give Adam another chance -- and the Miami Marlins
Adam got his at-bat on October 2.

Holly McCall convinces the U.S. government to change rules that prevented stay-at-home parents from getting

Holly McCall started a petition on asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change unfair
rules that discriminated against stay-at-home moms -- and she won.

Cindy Butterworth calls on Verizon to do the right thing for survivors of domestic violence.

Cindy Butterworth received a proclamation of recognition from her county after her successful petition
Verizon to improve their policies around domestic violence victims.

Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell get AT&T and Intel to Support Equality in Scouting.

AT&T and Intel pulled support from the Boy Scouts after Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell started petitions asking
both companies to take action against Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies.

Cheryl Semcer asks a restaurant in Kansas to stop serving lion meat -- and they agree.

Cheryl Semcer started a petition when she found out that a restaurant in Kansas was serving lion meat. After 11,000
people joined her campaign, the restaurant agreed to stop!

Theo Ellington takes a stand against San Francisco police "Stop and Frisk" policy, and the mayor listens.

After more than 2,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area signed a petition started by Theo Ellington, Mayor Ed
Lee abandoned plans to adopt a controversial "stop & frisk" policy like the one used by the NYPD in New York City.

John Lauer wins health coverage for all wildfire firefighters.

John Lauer has been fighting wildfires for six years without health care. His petition asking President Obama for
care for season wildfire firefighters got more than 126,000 signatures, and he won!

People are starting petitions every day on What will you change?



2 Re: on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:08 am


Wow there are some amazing passionate people out there, good on them!! :cheers:

It's the simple things, small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.......~Gandalf~

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