iPetitions continues to have a powerful impact. Here are some of the ways our petitions are making a difference.
Knox Grammar's Paterson Centre for Ethics and Business Studies to be renamedThe headmaster of Knox Grammar School has announced the school's Paterson Centre for Ethics and Business Studies will be renamed, after it was revealed that former headmaster Ian Paterson failed to stop the pervasive sexual abuse of students that occurred during his 30-year tenure.
The decision to rename the centre comes after an online petition was launched.
(Photo via theage.com.au)
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!
Funeral Home Respects Families, Removes Headstone
Over 1000 of you signed the petition asking Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico to remove the makeshift grave created for one of the characters in the TV series Breaking Bad. The petition was featured on websites like Hollywood Reporter, Today, and Yahoo!.
They decided to respect the wishes of the families who had loved ones buried there and removed the headstone.
The first step in justice for Aaron Juarez
On June 1, 2013 Aaron Juarez died as a result from being punched once in the face, knocked unconscious, causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the concrete parking lot. Aaron hit his head, resulting in severe head trauma from which he could not survive.
The man responsible for this is David Alvarez, 31 years old from Corpus Christi, Texas. David Alvarez was arrested on Thursday June 6 and had a bond set at $200,000. Mr. Alvarez's family and his attorney have requested a reduction of that bond. This petition has been started to ensure that doesn't happen.
Over 3,100 signatures were collected to support the denial of the bond reduction request. Alvarez was scheduled for a bond reduction hearing Thursday morning and his attorney Scott Ellison was going to ask 28th State District Judge Nanette Hasette to lower Alvarez’s $200,000 bail. But Ellison canceled the hearing earlier this week and didn’t reschedule it for another day, according to court staff.
Aaron Juarez's killer remains in jail.
Bakery Gets Approval From City CouncilA popular bakery in Scotland sought to open a new location in Corstorphine. Unfortunately, the local city council disapproved of their plans. The local community rallied behind Mimi's Bakehouse with a petition which received over 2200 signatures.
Thanks to the support, the city council's decision to allow the bakery to open a location was passed unanimously!
High School Keeps Pre-Game PrayerAfter a complaint was lodged, Westview High School in Martin, Tennessee was at risk of losing one student's tradition of prayer before games. A petition was launched in response which garnered over 600 signatures.
We have learned that not only was the school able to keep their prayer, but it has grown larger and encompasses nearly the entire football field.
Local Community Supports New Orleans Police Monitor"New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux on Wednesday withdrew a controversial bid to oust Susan Hutson, the city’s independent police monitor...
Her supporters mobilized quickly to oppose his push to fire her, organizing a petition drive and holding community forums against the move.
The police monitor, sounding elated, said Wednesday that New Orleans residents had rallied to her defense in overwhelming fashion..."
Catch the full story at the New Orleans Advocate.
Gas processing plant pulled from communityWhen plans to build a natural gas plant in Severance, Colorado arose, the community protested the move via this petition and a Facebook page.
The Coloradoan reported:
“Over the last few months, we learned there were some people who preferred that we move forward without the natural gas processing plant,” Lind [Water Valley CEO] said in a statement. “As a result, we have decided to explore new options for an anchor tenant as we proceed with this development.”