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2019

April 2019

‘Emaciated’ baby elephant ‘forced to rave as tourists laugh and take selfies’, Metro UK 

Petition for Miley Cyrus to delete controversial Joshua tree photo and apologize gets thousands of signatures, NY Daily News

Chicago Among Deadliest Cities For Migratory Birds, Study Shows, Patch Chicago

Online Petition Renews Call for McDonald’s to Offer a Meatless Burger, Food & Wine Magazine 

What is Upskirting and when did it become a criminal offense?, Independent 

Bill would end Alabama’s practice of combining Martin Luther King, Robert E. Lee holidays, AL.com 

Petition Calls for UVA Basketball Team to Refuse Trump White House Invitation, Celebrate Victory ‘Without Hate’, Newsweek

Animal activists slam ‘double standards’ as Shanghai dog show opens, Agence France Presse

The show goes on: Canceled school musical gets another chance, Washington Post 

March 2019

Petition launched to release domestic abuse survivor for biting chunk out of husband’s tongue, Metro UK 

3 mind tricks to prevent burnout when you can’t stop worrying about work, Business Insider 

Thousands Sign Petition to Save a Husky’s Life After the Dog Bit Off the Hand of a 4-Year-Old Boy, Yahoo 

More than 150,000 sign petition to save two huskies who bit off boy’s arm, Independent

Everything That’s Happened Since the Bombshell Michael Jackson ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary Aired, Billboard 

Petition calls on Gillette to cut ties with Patriots’ stadium following Kraft charges, CTV News 

Don’t let this woman go to jail for freeing a baby bear, 120K supporters beg, NJ.com

Richard Adams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy.com

 

February 2019

Why are nearly 15,000 people asking Cardi B to cancel an abusive Houston rodeo show?, Newsweek

Cardi B quits Instagram following drama over her Grammy win, Page Six 

11,000 sign petition to sack Scots sheriff who let child abuser walk free, Daily Record 

‘We risk it all and don’t get recognition because of actor’s egos’: Stunt actors demand recognition by Academy Awards as petition for their own Oscar category reaches 100K signatures, Daily Mail Online 

This Is What Really Happens to All Those Old Mardi Gras Beads, Best Life 

Petition to save job of North Carolina Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy garners thousands of signatures, ABC News 

After R. Kelly’s arrest on 10 sex abuse charges, critics intensify calls to pull his music, USA Today

January 2019

Robert E. Lee, American traitor, The Boston Globe

Chris Brown Released From Custody With No Charges Filed, Variety 

PETITION WANTS BRYAN SINGER AND PETER FARRELLY TO NOT BE HONORED AT 2019 OSCARS, Newsweek 

R. Kelly, RCA to sever ties, Slate 

As Calls for R. Kelly Reckoning Intensify, RCA Records Stays Silent, Rolling Stone

Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency. But what’s next for others like her?, NBC News

Teacher who fed puppy to turtle found NOT guilty of animal cruelty, Daily Mail 

2018

December 2018

Think Mattel should make a same-sex Barbie Wedding set? Let the company know., Chicago Tribune 

Popeyes’ ‘Emotional Support Chicken’ Is Receiving Backlash For Being Insensitive, Yahoo! Finance

Ex-Frat President Who Was Fined Only $400 For Alleged Rape Still Allowed To Graduate, Huffington Post 

Who Needs An Oscars Host When SNL’s Cast Can Impersonate Every Famous Actor?, Refinery 29 

Silent Sam decision provokes loud response at UNC, The Washington Post 

Parishioners’ petition calls for papal investigation of Fort Worth diocese and bishop, Star-Telegram.com 

‘He Stole My Body’: Ex-Frat President Castigated by Alleged Rape Victim After He Avoids Jail with Deal, People 

Oscars Host Kevin Hart Responds to Criticism, Vanity Fair 

Baylor fraternity president accused of sexual assault gets no jail time, TODAY show 

The Walking Dead fans sign petition begging show not to kill Daryl’s dog, Digital Spy

November 2018

The ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Sequel Is FINALLY In the Works, Cosmopolitan

‘SpongeBob’ fan lobbies for Empire State Building to glow yellow to honor Stephen Hillenburg, LA Times 

More than 12,000 sign petition asking Michelle Wolf to host alternative WHCA dinner, The Hill 

Walking Dead viewers have a new please for the show’s writers: Don’t kill Dog!, Thestar.com

Online Petition Seeks To Save Closing Music Venue Mezzanine, SF Gate 

Environmental groups call on Whataburger to stop using Styrofoam cups, containers, Chron.com 

Fallout continues for white male students at Wisconsin high school accused of giving Nazi salute, USA Today

‘This was homicidal policing’: Controversy grows after Midlothian cop shoots security guard Jemel Roberson, ABC Chicago 

A vice mayor called gay men fairies and declared his ‘straight pride.’ Now, he’s out of office, The Sacramento Bee 

Kim Kardashian Slammed For Promoting Perfume Hours After Horrific Mass Shooting, Radar Online 

Daycare ‘Fight Club’ Update: Authorities Reopen Investigation After Toddler Fighting Video Released, Newsweek 

AT&T Not Offering Further Support for Rep. Steve King After Controversial Tweet, The Hollywood Reporter 

October 2018

Petition Calling for Adidas to Cut Ties With Kanye West Sees Spike in Signatures After Controversial Weekend, Billboard

ELEPHANTS FORCED TO PERFORM UNDERWATER TRICKS IN ZOO: ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’, Newsweek

The internet wants Penn Law prof Amy Wax fired (again) — this time for her comments on the Kavanaugh hearing, Philly.com 

Petition Calls for Method Man and Redman to Be Cast in ‘How High 2′, XXL Mag

Woman starts petition to change name of Negro Bar state park in Folsom, SF Gate

If You’re Over 12 And Trick Or Treat In This Town, You Could Go To Jail, Yahoo! News 

8,000 sign petition to keep Denver Zoo polar bears Lee and Cranbeary together, The Denver Post 

From plant-based ‘egg’ rice to petitions for vegan cheese at Papa John’s – a week in vegan news, Metro.co.uk

WWE Crown Jewel faces one major change amid Saudi Arabia backlash over Jamal Khashoggi, Mirror UK

Facebook launches new weekly ad archive report for political spending,  The Hill 

Caitlyn Jenner costume for sale on Amazon slammed by transgender charities, Yahoo! Celebrity UK 

September 2018

Over 10,000 Sign Care2 Petition Calling For The New York City Ballet To Hire Its First Female Artistic Director, Broadway World  North Carolina’s Tammie Hedges Was Arrested For Rescuing & Treating Pets During Hurricane Florence, Bustle  This Petition Wants Peter Kavinsky’s Dad In A ‘To All The Boys’ Sequel To By Played By Mark Ruffalo, Bustle  Online petitions supporting Serena Williams following US Open controversy gaining steam, USA Today  More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot, Yahoo! Sports With petition, protest targets IBM over NYPD surveillance technology, Fast Company  Why I Turned Down $10 Million Even Though Our Company Was Nearly Broke, Entrepreneur Middle East  Jay Ellis on Insecure Season 3 and the Petition to Bring Back Lawrence, Vulture  Comfortably Dry Into Sunday – 80s Return Next Week – Tracking Florence,  Star Tribune Global Grassroots Campaign Urges Prada to Stop Using Fur, Yahoo! News  As Burberry Goes Fur-Free, Here’s Why Brands Like Prada Must Follow, Huffington Post  Online petition demands Facebook remove anti-gay advertising, Raw Story  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Fans Are Signing a Petition for a Sequel, Teen Vogue 

August 2018

Alyssa Milano on Her Mission to Normalize Breastfeeding: ‘I Can’t Believe This Is Still an Issue,’ People 

Shark Thief an Animal Activist Just Doing a Good Deed?, Newsmax 

Hype Daily: Changes to MoviePass, Topher Grace’s hobby and more, Mic 

Is Sony’s Slender Man Movie Capitalizing On a Real-Life Tragedy,? Vulture 

Blake Horstmann addresses Garrett Yrigoyen’s Parkland shooting scandal, Newsweek

LeBron James for secretary of education? Thousands sign petition for him to replace Betsy DeVos., The Washington Post 

Jessica Chastain Asked by Petitioners to Drop ‘Eve’ Director With Assault Record, SF Gate

Jessica Chastain’s Eve director drops out over backlash, Entertainment Weekly 

Oregon doctor’s ‘cover up’ request upsets breastfeeding mom, USA Today

Studios Gamble on James Franco, Casey Affleck Projects Post-#MeToo Claims, The Hollywood Reporter 

Suspended Guidance Counselor Pushes to Change Catholic Diocese Policy on Same-Sex Marriage, Breitbart 

July 2018

The Museum of Ice Cream sounds dreamy, but it’s got a big eco-problem, USA Today 

PETITION SLAMS ‘FEAR FACTOR’ REVIVAL FOR SHOWING ALLEGED ANIMAL ABUSE, Newsweek 

The new R. Kelly song: 5 things we learn from listening to ‘I Admit’, Mercury News 

A Petition Calling on MoMA PS1 to Change Its ‘Discriminatory Policies’ Against Mothers Gains 18,000 Signatures, artnet

Petition to fire San Bernardino County prosecutor has nearly 10,000 signatures, ABC7

Delta Airlines Gets Backlash For Ban on Pit Bull Service Dogs, NBC NY

The SAT was easy. Now kids are mad? Here’s what has them steaming, NJ Advance Media 

Costco sparked backlash after cutting one of customers’ favorite items from the food court, Business Insider 

There’s a Petition to Remove Charlamagne Tha God From ‘The Breakfast Club’, Vice

Scarlett Johansson’s transgender casting is part of an issue worth revisiting, Entertainment Weekly

This Petition For An All-Female Marvel Movie Is The Superhero Film We All Need, Bustle

June 2018

NYC Mayor’s Office Weighs In on MusiCares Location Controversy: ‘Our Position Is Always to Be Venue Neutral’, Billboard A Teacher Was Charged with Animal Cruelty for Allegedly Feeding a Live Puppy to a Turtle, BuzzFeed  Should 49ers build another statue honoring Dwight Clark?, The Mercury News Petition to remove Petaluma High School principal who cut mic during speech, ABC7 News One In Five UK Festival-Goers Harassed Or Sexually Assaulted, Poll Reveals, The Huffington Post Petition Asks CTA to Install Blue Lights to Prevent Suicide, US News & World Report Kobe Bryant was voted into the film Academy after Oscar win — but then the invite was rescinded, The Washington Post  Asia’s booming dog meat business and the activists seeking to end a cruel trade, South China Morning Post Terry Crews has answers for those questioning his sexual assault claim, Entertainment Weekly  Pit bull fans bark back at Delta Air Lines’ ban on the breed, Los Angeles Times  King wins panel approval despite Democrats’ opposition, Politico Cardi B wants this Bronx bodega closed after it refused to help slain teen, The Daily Dot  Bob Barker Helps Out Donkeyland, Donates Almost 500 Acres To Animal Reserve, The Inquisitr News

May 2018

5 Amtrak train stations are getting nursing rooms thanks to online petitions by moms, USA Today

Lactation suites sought by Philly moms’ petition drive coming to Amtrak stations, Philly.com

Why Goop’s Getting Called Out For Its Crystals, Refinery29

As the NFL Bans Kneeling During the National Anthem, a New Petition Urges Sponsors to Boycott the League, Yahoo! Sports

Things We Saw Today: Fans Aren’t Happy About the French Open’s Treatment of Serena Williams Post-Baby, The Mary-Sue

Laura Whitmore calls for the immediate criminalisation of ‘upskirting’, MSN News UK

A volunteer urges police to lead a community-wide search for missing Lucas Hernandez, The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Partnership With RAINN to Combat Sexual Assault, Teen Vogue

Backlash Mounts Against Attorney Whose Racist Rant Went Viral, Yahoo! Finance

Petition created to urge police to drop charges against rapper T.I., Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Transgender Prisoner Rights Could Be In Even More Danger After The Trump Admin’s Latest Rule Change, Bustle

Adidas and Kanye West: What Did Everyone Expect?, New York Times

Yale Holds Hearings in Case of Student Cleared of Rape, New York Times

Ludlow High student claims dress code is sexist, creates petition, Western Mass News 

April 2018

Should Meryl Streep Replace Carrie Fisher As Leia In Star Wars: Episode IX?, BuzzFeed

It’s time to get our retirement funds out of gun companies, San Francisco Examiner

Lawmakers urged to abolish time limits on rape, sex assault cases, ABC WHTM

College students rally for tougher policies to prevent campus sexual assaults, The Boston Globe

There’s a petition to keep Florida beaches open to the public, Orlando Weekly

Why Tyson, the largest meat processor in the U.S., is investing in fake meat, Chicago Tribune

Petition asking McDonald’s to serve meat-free Impossible Burger passes 20,000 signatures, MSN

Starbucks Employee Petitions For Coffee Chain To Ditch Plastic Straws, Huffington Post

‘Rapist in the White House’ Will Be Projected on Trump’s Hotel for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Newsweek

‘Groper-in-Chief,’ ‘Impeach Trump’ among statements projected onto Trump Hotel in DC, CBS Austin

Women of Color of Time’s Up Join #MuteRKelly Campaign, Billboard

Time’s Up’s Women of Color demand investigation into allegations of abuse by R Kelly, The Guardian

Ancestry.com Sparks Outrage for Using the Term ‘Migrants’ to Describe African Slaves, Black Enterprise

Bill Cosby Trial: Media, activists gather outside Montgomery County Courthouse, Times Herald 

Petition Aims to Stamp Out Sexual Harassment, Assault at Festivals After Coachella Report, LA Weekly

Claire Foy Reportedly Received $275,000 in Back Pay for The Crown, Harper’s Bazaar

March 2018

A child rapist got no jail time. Now, residents are calling for the judge to be removed, The Washington Post

More Than 16,000 People Have Protested Kobe Bryant’s Oscar, The Cut

REI Stops Selling 5 NRA-Linked Brands, Fortune

Oscars: How E! Handled Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet, The Hollywood Reporter

Girl Scouts Asked to Provide More Gluten-Free And Allergen-Free Cookies, Healthy Living Magazine

More than 16,000 people signed a petition to revoke Kobe Bryant’s Oscar nomination [Video], Yahoo!

Extending Food Stamps To Pets: He’d Rather Lose Power Than Dog, Patch.com

A Candid Conversation With Brian Dunkleman, The Guy Who Could’ve Been Ryan Seacrest, The Huffington Post

When your favorite neighborhood restaurant closes, the grief is real, Washington Post

Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup, Business Insider

Californians Try to Ban Trump From Border Wall Visit, SF Weekly

Petitioners rally to end Salina’s pit bull ban, free dog named Lyha, The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com

Idaho teacher accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle while students watch, Sacramento Bee

Fans of ‘The Crown’ petition Matt Smith to donate pay disparity, USA Today

Petition calls on Matt Smith to donate part of his salary from ‘The Crown’ to Time’s Up, Chicago Tribune

Matt Smith is Being Asked by Fans to Donate The Crown Salary to Time’s Up, Teen Vogue

Few Nonprofits Do Enough to Make Sure Website Visitors Become Donors, Study Finds, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Animal welfare group petitions Edmonton International Airport to stop flying horses to slaughter, Edmonton Journal

Claire Foy Responds to The Crown Pay Controversy, People

Lawsuit: Ex-Cincinnati volleyball player kicked off team for photos that were too sexy, CBS News

Local student launches petition after being threatened with expulsion over hair length, Baton Rouge LA

Feb. 2018

Petition Asking Recording Academy President to Step Down Nears 10,000 Signatures, The Hollywood Reporter

With ‘Dear Basketball,’ Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Victories, The New York Times

The Grammys Face A Major Overhaul Amid Continued Protest, Vanity Fair

Petition Seeks to Expand SNAP Food Benefits to Pet Food, NBC Washington

Cannabis Crimes Go Off the Record, SF Weekly

Online petition seeks to rid New Orleans Mardi Gras of ‘parade-filler’ with ban on beads, New Orleans Advocate

Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probation, Yahoo! News

UC San Diego petition demands end of Woody Allen film appreciation class, Los Angeles Times

Fans Are Petitioning Disney to Let Ava DuVernay Direct a Star Wars Film, Paste Music

Student Starts Online Petition for Gender-Neutral Graduation Robes, Access WDUN

Over 89,000 Petitioners Demand Answers from PetSmart on Mysterious Dog Death at Store, PEOPLE

A New Petition Urges Dallas Officials to Revoke Funds for the NRA Conference, Dallas Observer

A child rapist got no jail time. Now, residents are calling for the judge to be removed, The Washington Post

Jan. 2018

Claire’s Accessories Recalls Products That Tested Positive for Asbestos, Teen Vogue

Online petitioners ask Sony not to release Slender Man horror film, Journal Sentinel

Clearfield woman says gutted Volkswagen in her tree is art, but police say it’s an ordinance violation, Salt Lake Tribune

Amazon’s Alexa is Now A Feminist But Doesn’t Seem to Understand Consent, Newsweek

Over 19,000 Sign Care2 Petition to Stop Bay Area Bridge Toll Hikes, The Registry SF

Decriminalize Your Street Art: Honey Bears Take Over SoMa in Protest, SF Weekly

Street artist plasters downtown San Francisco with 450 honey bears to make a point to the city, San Francisco Chronicle

Supervisor Katy Tang wants fur banned in SF, San Francisco Chronicle

Female execs call for Grammys chief’s resignation after ‘insulting’ comments about women, USA Today

Demure Or Raunchy? Our Confusing Attitudes Towards Skirts, Refinery29

Advocates make argument for extending food stamps to pets, Denver Post

Viral petition calls for food stamps to pay for pet food, Alabama.com

The Grammys Face a Major Overhaul Amid Continued Protest, Vanity Fair

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