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.
Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.
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