Questions tagged [petition]

A formal request to a government entity signed by a large number of citizens.

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UK: Is there precedent for the government's e-petition site changing the direction of a government decision? [duplicate]

In 2006 the UK government implemented a website for 'e-petitions' to streamline the process of petitioning the government on specific issues. The problem I have with this system is that the most ...
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What can be achieved by the Revoke Article 50 petition at this point?

I am talking about this petition: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. It's got 2.5 million signatures in two days, way more than necessary to be considered for a debate in the parliament. But ...
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Does this European Citizen's Initiative have any chance of success?

I have recently been made aware of this petition to make EU citizenship permanent (prompted by Brexit): Noting the ECJ’s view of Union citizenship as a ‘fundamental status’ of nationals of Member ...
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Has the Trump administration so far responded to any of the “We the people” petitions?

I am curious on if the Trump administration has responded to any of the petitions that received over 100K signatures on petitions.whitehouse.gov. On this FAQ page the White House says... The White ...
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Is there a ballot Initiative at the Federal level? [duplicate]

I understand that, roughly, 20 states have a Ballot Initiative process. To clarify: A citizen may gather a set number of signatures, on a petition, to have an issue or item placed upon a ballot for ...
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How to sign a proposal/petition by many people?

We are a group (unaffiliated to any organization or institution) of people willing to write a complaint/proposal to the local authorities, and we have formulated the text and everything. Since we are ...
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Did Trump's administration indicate their opinion of whitehouse.gov petitions?

Leaving aside the specific politics of their answers, my overall impression was that Obama administration treated Whitehouse petitions more like a minor sideshow than anything else. Writing less than ...
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How to launch a political petition successfully? [closed]

I've been hearing about how social media can have a huge impact on the political stage. I decided to launch a petition. It's very straightforward and meant to highlight that it is pretty ...
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Which, if any, UK parliament petitions have ever succeeded?

The UK government official parliamentary petition website allows citizens to submit and sign petitions. Which petitions have ever succeeded? By succeeded, I mean been debated and then actually acted ...
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Any online petition platform that will deliver signatures to target only?

Do you know of a platform for online petitions that has the option to deliver signature information to designated target only? AFAIK, in my home country, people who sign petitions to government must ...
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Is the UK government obliged to respond to unofficial petitions?

On the gov.uk website is a form to start a petition, stating that: "After 10,000 signatures, petitions get a response from the government. After 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for ...
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What is the success / failure ratio of online petitions?

Ok I see a similar question has been answered and there have been successes: Have any of the "We the People" petitions ever resulted in policy changes? However, what is the success / ...
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Does this petition regarding the Logan Act have any legal grounds?

I ran into this petition on Facebook: File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement. On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven ...
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Petition the President to pardon Snowden?

Would a petition to the President to pardon Snowden be popular? What kind of political group believes Snowden should absolutely be punished?
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Are internet petitions a practical way to accomplish grass roots political goals?

Are internet petitions a practical way to accomplish grass roots political goals? For example, the White House has a mechanism to petition the president to take action. Are there some kinds of ...
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Have any of the “We the People” petitions ever resulted in policy changes?

I was looking at the U.S. White House's "We the People" petition website they had set up shortly after Obama took office, and noticed that most of the petitions are in the ridiculous or at least not ...