Watch Change.org Executive Director for France, Sarah Durieux, tell a story of courage, hope in action, and empowerment. This is a story of her grandfather’s survival and how it encouraged her to become a change maker in her own way. Sarah spoke at the TEDxRueSaintGuillaume event in Paris, France, on April 13, 2019.
What if overcoming your fear turned you into a change maker? [VIDEO]Written by ctodd · July 11, 2019 10:13 pm
How Change.org is shifting the status quo for parental leave
Written by Paula Peters, Chief Global Officer at Change.org “It will set a bad example”. That’s the reason given to a friend of mine who was recently denied even minor flexibility in working after returning from her parental leave. I thought that many employers had moved on from this mindset – she has a leadership […]Written by Change.org · June 27, 2019 8:34 pm
History in the making: the origin of Pride and one way to support LGBTQ+ rights
Each week of June during Pride Month at Change.org, we send a company-wide email sharing stories, experiences, and history. To celebrate the start of Pride Month, we decided to share this email externally. Nic Holas, Campaigns Director for Change.org Australia, offered a snapshot into the rich history behind the origin of Pride. While this list […]Written by Justin Lyons · June 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Vice President of North America Bec Wilson interviewed on BBC Business Matters.
A little under two weeks ago, Change.org’s new Vice President of North America, Bec Wilson, appeared on BBC Business Matters, a daily, hour long live news program with a business and economics angle that’s broadcast simultaneously on the BBC World Service and Radio 4. In the interview below, Bec discusses the power of Change.org’s […]Written by AJ Walton · August 8, 2018 5:26 pm
Change.org hires new Vice President of North America, Bec Wilson
Change.org is pleased to announce the hire of Bec Wilson as the new Vice President of North America. Bec will oversee country operations in the United States and Canada, leading the campaigns, email, membership, and partnerships teams in their mission to support citizen-led and technology-driven social movements. Bec’s appointment places her at the forefront of […]Written by Juliana Britto Schwartz · June 15, 2018 1:19 am
Change.org in 2017: Turning Petitions Into Movements
In 2017, our platform was the main digital space for civic organizing around the fight for Net Neutrality in partnership with dozens of other companies and organizations. Ultimately, more than 2.1 million people supported this effort on our platform, even as the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality. We believe our platform is best suited […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · December 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Victory: Massage Envy Announces Changes to Sexual Assault Policy
On December 5th, two months after Danielle Dick started her petition asking Massage Envy to take action to prevent sexual assaults in their spas, the company announced a set of thorough and transparent changes it would be taking to address the issue. In a decision-maker response on the petition, Massage Envy CEO Joe Magnacca stated: […]Written by Juliana Britto Schwartz · December 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Danielle’s Fight to Hold Massage Envy Accountable for How the Company Treats Sexual Assault Victims
Over the weekend, Katie Baker at BuzzFeed News posted a piece that has gone viral about Massage Envy, the largest chain of massage franchises in the United States. Her investigation found that more than 180 people have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and state board complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees, and the national company. […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · November 28, 2017 9:41 pm
Celebrating Our 200 Million Users
We know that people power is more than just a phrase — it’s what helps drive change all around the globe. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Change.org reached 200 million users this month, and want to thank each and everyone of you for helping us hit this incredible milestone. I first started at Change.org […]Written by Jon Perri · November 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Is This Federal Commission Serving Public or Corporate Interests?
Earlier this summer the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an environmental review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, just weeks after the Mountain Valley Pipeline was given the same treatment and setting the stage for both projects to be greenlighted for construction. This decision sparked outcry from a movement which says these projects will be […]Written by Juliana Britto Schwartz · September 8, 2017 5:22 pm