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Change.Org Changing: Site To Allow Corporate, Anti-Abortion, GOP Campaigns

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Whistle-blower was fired for sharing internal documents that exposed their purported plans to quietly take money from Right Wing groups.

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David C (131)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:39 pm

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:55 pm

I'd sooner visit a KKK/Skinhead/Pro-Republican site than EVAH sign one of their petitions again (and I was ONCE a major contributor).


John B (185)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 9:52 pm
Thank Lynn for the heads up on this. I will no longer be signing petitions there. Read and noted.

David C (29)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:48 pm
Thanks Lynn

Roger G (154)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:53 pm
noted, thanks !

jo M. (3)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 11:44 pm
Good, true freedom of choice.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:31 pm
gack! SuperPacs and special interests have enough places to advertise. But at least Jo M has gone pro-choice!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:17 am
There are ghosts everywhere.

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:44 pm
Sold out, big money wins!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:57 pm
GOP, anti-abortion, etc.. Let all voices be heard. But, corporations are Not people and should have No voice!!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:17 pm
So the GOP Corporatists have decided to attack us from within. They lost the big race, and are dead set on destroying organizations we've built. Outrageous! I only get specific petitions sent to me from, and so far have signed them all. I will definitely be paying even closer attention now. What the rightwing doesn't get is that many of us will find the next non-profit that will rise up to challenge those who have been overtaken. We won't be misled. I don't have time for their nonsense.

Hiedi T (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:32 pm
Did not know this. Just signed my last petition.

Kathleen B (37)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:22 pm
Aha, I just signed a petition - and somewhere along the way there was an apology that the petition was on change. So there is one mystery solved.

Change prefers money over ethics, so adios, via con diablo.

Phil Hanson (21)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:28 pm
You can be all about change, or you can be all about staying the same, but you can't be both at the same time. Maybe should change its name to

Freya H (357)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:13 pm, you are a disappointment!

Lloyd H (46)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:57 pm
I stopped signing when the shift happened in October. The main problem for me was not only the tacit endorsement of the Repug-Tea Bagged-Christian Taliban of America-Corporate Alliance but the fact that now seems to have a real 'problem' with Microsoft as in it refuses to recognize IE9. I am not going to allow any sell out to control what I use on my computer while they kiss the ass of the 1% and the Christian taliban of America.

Stella Gamboni (17)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:43 pm
Why not?

Julie W (32)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:18 am
How disappointing!

Kristina J (10)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:33 pm
Noted, one less group cluttering my inbox. To be honest, I think the absurd proliferation of online petitions in the last few years has almost eliminated any value of these efforts, anyway. There are so many floating around that they are just ignored by almost everyone. You really can get too much of a good thing, and this is the official nail in the coffin.

Donna G (42)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 2:34 pm
If all of the progressive and liberal signers of petitions leave or refuse to sign petitions from, who is going to be left? Those who are more conservative. A lot of good change has come about as a result of petitions. People have been allowed to stay in their homes, or gotten their jobs back, as a result of petitions. But, look at the possibility of a person who is politically conservative creating a petition which embraces conservative values. I have a membership and actually just signed a petition earlier today. I won't be cancelling my membership just because of this policy change that the company is implementing. I still will be selective in choosing the petitions that I sign.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:19 pm
I just cancelled my membership.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:53 pm
Be sure to sign the petition within the article or go to this hotlink for it.
Sign on Petition

Sergio P (65)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:26 pm
What a dilemma...... I guess no more signing in that web site, maybe someone submits a petition against hem so they change that, just an idea....

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:07 pm
This is not right, it's not going to be easy, the petitions are everywhere! Let's try :)

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:08 pm
Thanks for letting us know!

Edith B (146)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 9:18 pm
Thanks for passing on this info. I will not sign any more of their petitions. If it is so open and above board, why did they try to keep it a secret?

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 9:53 pm
Noted with concern. My first reaction was to immediately boycott them but I will watch and see what happens. They do have a positive side that has been enormously successful and I would hate to see good causes fail due to the loss of petition signers.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 11:08 pm
Thanks Lynn.

Someone said it was just about freedom of speech? Not in my book.

I don't stick around at sites that allow advertising from the companies and organisations I spend my days protesting against, so I deleted my account there.

The irony is that they say on their home page "We're proud to be a certified B Corp, using the power of business for social good".

Monsanto ads, anyone? Changing 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:19 am
S&N thanks Lynn and Dandelion.

Krystal R (120)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:20 am
Ya, i don't sign petitions because of thier sell-out... the 2 i have broken my promise about was the wolfwatchers ones ...good wolf has made some there recently and my mother is talking to her personally...the other org's are going through other sites, can just keep with their 1% loser's and fail... they sold out earlier before also... and did this same bullshit once before

Anne P (174)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:30 am
This is why I cancelled my membership a few weeks ago. Total sell-out and betrayal of their base.

Dori Grasso (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:56 am
I'm completely with Donna G. on this one. I'm as liberal as anyone else, but I see no point in negating the good that does. I also see this as a First Amendment issue. We liberals complain (and I think quite justifiably so) about the hatred from right-wing organizations. I do not understand why we are anxious to give them some fuel for their claim that WE are the "hate-filled" ones.

I don't always read petitions carefully, but I do at least skim them to be sure they're something I agree with. There have been some on the Care community that I strongly disagree with, and I simply either skip them, or sometimes post my reasons as to why I won't sign. If right wingers see that their petitions gain no traction, they'll stop posting them there and go to different sites. What's more, I see no problem with accepting money from right-wing groups. Let them waste their money!

I am the Chief Democratic Election Judge for my precinct. I live in a heavily conservative Republican district and sometimes have to assist people, especially some who are elderly, disabled, or first-time voters. I've had to stand there and smile pleasantly as people voted for the most hard-right candidates on the ballot. This year I helped an elderly lady who was an immigrant from the Philippines, who had just become a citizen and was voting for the first time. She completely nullified MY vote, but at the end I congratulated her and she hugged me, with tears in her eyes. People APPLAUDED when I announced that she was a first-time voter, and her daughter and son-in-law were ecstatic. My guess is that only her family and I knew for sure how she had voted.

So I would ask some of you to show a little tolerance and stay with They do a lot of good work, and this is our chance to perhaps show some who are conservative that we can be open-minded and tolerant. It might even be a chance to change a few of THEIR minds.

Jelica R (144)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm
I've exhausted both my tolerance and patience with and left them a month ago. It's been a nightmare to work with them ever since they became the Facebook franchise and forced us to forward petitions to our friends using FB, Twitter or private email account. What's the point in having friends if you can not send them a petition directly?

Also, they started mobbing me to upgrade "my" IE7, which I do not use anyway, or to switch to Chrome or Firefox. Worst, I could not reject this offer and pass thru this non-sense pop-up to actually get to the site.

Therefore, when I heard about their latest "improvements", that was it! I've sent a note to my friends and went away.

BTW, there were 5 or 6 petitions on Change, addressing these issues during this year, with 400 - 900 signatures, very low numbers for what Change used to be - and I noticed that generally number of petition signatures dropped significantly during this year. If you think that there is still a chance to appeal to Change owners, contact Andrew Heugel on Change - he run several campaigns.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday July 2, 2014, 5:19 pm
Noted, shared, and closed my account. Thank you.
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