iPetitions continues to have a powerful impact. Here are some of the ways our petitions are making a difference.
UNESCO Site Hadrian's Villa saved from garbage dump
The Italian government had plans to put an emergency garbage dump a mile away from Hadrian's Villa, a large Roman archaeological complex located in Tivoli, Italy. Sponsored by the American Institute for Roman Culture, a petition was launched to save this important UNESCO site. They exceeded their target of 5,000 signatures by over 1600. In the end, the Italian government decided NOT to create a garbage dump near by. Congratulations, American Institute for Roman Culture!
Relocation of hugely respected youth club leader put on hold
A deeply controversial decision to relocate a hugely respected youth club leader has been put on hold after nearly 500 people signed a petition to keep her in Banstead.
Laser Cat Photo Makes It In YearbookDraven Rodriguez of Schenectady, New York started a petition to get his laser cat photo in the yearbook. He received over 7,500 signatures on his petition and it was also featured in major news organizations like USA Today, NBC, and the Huffington Post. Not only did his school say yes to his petition, his principal and her cat even joined him in the photo!
Deadly highway made safer
Shauna Hill, a student at Eagle High, died as a result of an auto accident on December 10, 2012 at the intersection of Floating Feather Road and Highway 16.
After 1500 signatures were received on the petition to make this intersection safer, the petition creator had this to say:
Your petition process was very effective and I was victorious. I was told I had no chance against the bureaucracy of the Idaho Transportation Department. I was able to get two billboards in town that socialized the petition across the valley. I was able to achieve 2000 signatures combining face to face signatures and the on line petition. This was powerful leverage that the ITD could not ignore. I would like to thank IPetitions for all the assistance.
Cystic Fibrosis Screening for Newborns in Nova ScotiaAfter nearly 2000 of you signed Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s petition to implement screening for newborns, Nova Scotia Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald announced that the province would be adopting cystic fibrosis newborn screening. Nova Scotia becomes the sixth province in Canada to implement CF newborn screening, joining British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
Fans save The Sing-Off TV Show!Over 39,000 fans signed the petition to save NBC's The Sing-Off after it was canceled last year. It was recently announced that the show is coming back for its 4th season! Vocal coach Robert Dietz from The Sing-Off had this to say about the petition and campaign:“FWIW, from what I hear the #savethesingoff campaign really did help. A sincere thank you to all who believed in the show and fought for it!” (source)The petition was also mentioned on Yahoo! Music and The Tennessean. Great work, fans!