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: […]
Victory: Massage Envy Announces Changes to Sexual Assault PolicyWritten by Juliana Britto Schwartz · December 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Brave, Radical Beauty: Deborah Esquenazi on Southwest of Salem and the San Antonio Four
Even though acceptance of people who identify as queer is growing, it was not long ago that four queer women of color were wrongfully convicted of molestation and had to fight for justice because of misinformation and ignorance. Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Anna Vasquez and Cassandra Rivera — also known as the San Antonio Four — were accused of […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · July 18, 2017 4:48 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
A Victory for Women’s Pay Equity in New York
For working women seeking employment, there is perhaps nothing more intimidating than discussing salary history with prospective employers. This common practice sets up an endless and ongoing cycle for the pay inequity that was commemorated yesterday around the country for Equal Pay Day — the day every year up to which women have to work in […]Written by Joshunda Sanders · April 5, 2017 4:12 pm
Victory! Ban on Iraqi military interpreters and their families lifted.
When Donald Trump issued his immigration Executive Order, veterans organizations like No One Left Behind were frustrated to see that Iraqi and Afghan wartime allies like interpreters and translators who served next to our troops on the ground were included in the ban. No One Left Behind launched a petition on Change.org that quickly gained […]Written by Jon Perri · February 6, 2017 7:53 pm
Toyota Sued This Family Over a Lemon Car. Consumers Struck Back and Won.
What would you do if your family was sued by a massive multinational company over a defective product that you had purchased? Maybe you’d call a lawyer or try to negotiate directly with the company, but what if the lawsuit stuck? Christina Snell and her Army Tank Commander husband faced a lawsuit from Toyota, one […]Written by Natalie Green · January 26, 2017 8:44 pm
The End of Ringling Bros is a Victory for Animal Protection Advocates
When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that it will close after 146 years in business this spring, it was a major victory for the animal protection movement. While the decision may have been a surprise to most people, advocacy organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States and People for […]Written by Pulin Modi · January 19, 2017 12:42 am
The Change You Made In 2016.
In 2016, millions of people came to Change.org to sign and start petitions. Many of those petitions helped create real impact in the world and we want to highlight a few of the stories that inspired us the most this year. You’ll find issues like climate change, criminal justice reform, animal rights, all from petition starters […]Written by Jon Perri · December 23, 2016 7:11 pm
49,000 gay men to receive pardon after “Alan Turing law” announced
A massive global campaign inspired by the 2015 Academy Award-winning film “The Imitation Game” will soon lead to pardons of an estimated 49,000 men in the UK who were previously convicted under a now-defunct law that criminalized homosexuality. This campaign was also sparked by a petition on Change.org with more than 630,000 signatures calling for […]Written by Justin Lyons · October 21, 2016 9:27 pm
After the Victory: 10 Questions with Erin Miller
Our new interview series, After the Victory, highlights Change.org petition starters who have won their campaigns. In our first installment, we spoke with Erin Miller.Written by Kate Davey · July 21, 2016 4:08 pm