Ben Rattray:  Come out CLEAN
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Ben Rattray: Come out CLEAN

    1. Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
    2. Petition by

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

      Mumbai (Bombay), India

Change.org is changing for the worse -- and just fired the one person on their staff who tried to make sure you knew about it.

As the Huffington Post reported, "Change.org, the online social movement company founded on progressive values, has decided to change its advertising policy to allow for corporate advertising, Republican Party solicitations, astroturf campaigns, anti-abortion or anti-union ads and other controversial sponsorships, according to internal company documents."

HuffpoST also reported that Change.org wasn't planning to tell its users about these changes -- so they promptly fired the employee who leaked the info.

Tell Change.org to  come out clean and reinstate the fired staffer right away.

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    1. Decision-maker Change.org responds:

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      Thank you all for sharing your feedback with us!

      First, you might be wondering: why is Change.org responding now, years after this petition was launched? Truth be told, we didn’t have a way for decision makers – the people on the rece...


    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. #Bianca Jagger- Deeply disappointed with #Ben Rattray

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Bianca Jagger wrote to me - 'I am very, very disturbed by the information you sent me about Ben Rattray. Thank you for letting me know, I retweeted it" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=536198609741760&set=pb.245768472118110.-2207520000.1351535518&type=3&theater

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Open letter to Ben Rattray, CEO, Change.org – “Et tu Brutus”

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Your claim that you’ve simply grown too big to devote the necessary time to check out each petition is a betrayal of your origin, which was based on making this a voice for the voiceless, for those who couldn’t make themselves heard elsewhere over the money. What’s changed ? You seem to have eliminated change in favor of more of the usual. You may not think that you’re selling out, but at you’ve made a Faustian deal.

      Open letter to Ben Rattray, CEO, Change.org - "Et tu Brutus"

      Dear Ben Rattray You started change.org ,to change the world, you did made an impact on social change in last five years,in US. In the developing world especially in India , there was mutli-fold increase in petitions, in last one year. So what was different about change, which made it so popular?

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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    • patricia BRENNAN HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • 11 months ago

      when i tried to contact the writer of the petition i originally signed i got a warning from my email provider... i can not contact petition writer.. bad mail address.. i think this company is allowing people to post outrageous things and then ask for money to support them personally, not a legitimate cause.

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    • D F WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need transparency!

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    • Matthew Thompson BOONTON, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      If this doesn't stop, I'm taking my petitions to Care2 and never looking back.

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    • Pamalah MacNeily FOREST KNOLLS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      If you are so proud of what you are doing, why are you firing somene.

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    • S F ORANGE PARK, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      How horrible is this? I am so sick of companies firing people who try to make the company better by bringing the problems to light. I don't know if I want to stay with Change.org. I signed up because it was a progressive platform for making real change. If they sell out to corporate America and the Republicans, then I will close my account and move on to another petition site.

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