Every day around the world, people come to the Change.org platform either as fathers fighting to improve the lives of their children and communities, or as people committed to making sure fathers have the same benefits extended to mothers as they work to address the needs of their families. Father’s Day is a great time […]
Fathers Around the World at Change.orgWritten by Joshunda Sanders · June 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Can Sense 8 Be Saved?
At first glance, it would seem that the first Pride Month without a Presidential proclamation in several years represented some sort of rollback of progress. I’m not even talking about the lack of even a ceremonial commemoration from the White House, here. I’m talking about the fact that on the first day of Pride Month, Sense […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · June 15, 2017 4:25 pm
3 Ways Activists Can Cultivate Grit
In his new Masters of Scale podcast, legendary tech founder and investor Reid Hoffman talks to famous founders to uncover their secrets to scaling ideas. The show features tech greats like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, and Google’s Eric Schmidt. In a new episode out today, Hoffman and his guests examine the quality of […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · June 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Victory for Chimpanzees Retired from Medical Research
On May 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) settled a contentious campaign over the care of chimpanzees used for animal tests. NYBC committed to provide $6 million in funding for the permanent care of the chimpanzees who live in Liberia. It’s always important to see what […]Written by Pulin Modi · June 9, 2017 2:26 pm
What to Know About Nomination of Christopher A. Wray as FBI Director
The FBI continues to be the biggest thing in politics this week, as President Donald Trump just announced Christopher A. Wray as his nominee for the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The announcement comes just a day before the former FBI director, James Comey, testifies at a highly anticipated Senate hearing […]Written by AJ Walton · June 7, 2017 7:42 pm
Here’s how Change.org users are holding their cities to the Paris Agreement
With President Trump’s announcement on Thursday that the United States will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, lawmakers, corporate leaders and citizens across the country expressed concern that this decision puts our planet in grave danger. The Paris Agreement was a historic accord in which 196 countries committed to reduce greenhouse emissions, transition towards […]Written by Juliana Britto Schwartz · June 6, 2017 8:23 pm
Scaling and Sustaining Change
We started Change.org 10 years ago, at a time when many people were skeptical of the potential power of technology to advance social change. Since then nearly 200 million people have used Change.org to drive more than 20,000 victories, demonstrating the extraordinary impact that everyday people can have when given easily accessible tools to mobilize […]Written by Ben Rattray · May 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Is ’13 Reasons Why’ Causing More Harm Than Good?
Trigger Warning for a discussion of suicide ideation in teens When my father Victor died by suicide seven years ago, it completely changed the way I thought about the act. I had once imagined it as something that could provide the ultimate comfort, when I was a depressed teenager who had been exposed to a […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · May 24, 2017 2:52 pm
A special counsel has been appointed – what’s next?
Thousands of Change.org users have been calling for an independent investigation and a special prosecutor since President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey last week. One of them is Jill Moore, whose petition skyrocketed to over 80,000 signatures before she declared victory following the appointment of Robert Mueller III to serve as special counsel. […]Written by Juliana Britto Schwartz · May 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Congress extends healthcare for retired coal miners and their families.
As part of the $1.1 trillion spending bill just passed by Congress, Congressional leaders have reached a deal to extend healthcare for over 22,600 retired coal miners and their families who were set to lose these benefits at the end of April. These miners, who in many cases worked for decades in dangerous conditions, were […]Written by Jon Perri · May 5, 2017 3:26 pm