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The Power Of Online Petitions

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

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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.

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