Anyone with a gripe or a cause can go to a website, create an online petition, and -- if it gets enough electronic signatures -- maybe even get a response from the president. Kojo examines the growing popularity of online petitions with leaders of Change.org, SignOn.org and MDPetitions.com, and explores their ability to influence the national discourse.
President Obama Responds To 'We the People' Petitions On Gun Violence
Change.org's 2012 Accomplishments
Hasbro Petition To Feature Boys In Easy-Bake Oven Ads
After over 45,000 people signed a petition, Hasbro announced their plans for a gender neutral silver and black Easy Bake Oven that will be marketed to both boys and girls.
Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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