According to the Huffington Post, "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." (Oct. 22, 2012, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/changeorg-corporate-gop-campaigns-internal-documents_n_1987985.html)
According to the article, the change is to take effect on Oct. 24, without any notification of change.org's users.
This is unacceptable. It would be a betrayal of change.org's founding values, and a betrayal of its users.
The HP article continues: "The current Change.org policy limits sponsored campaigns to progressive organizations. 'We accept sponsored campaigns from organizations fighting for the public good and the common values we hold dear -- fairness, equality, and justice," reads the site's soon-to-be replaced policy. "We do not accept sponsored campaigns from organizations that consistently violate these values, support discriminatory policies, or seek private corporate benefit that undermines the common good.'"
DON'T SELL US OUT.
If you do, we walk away.