A consistent response from people signing the petition has been one of shock and disbelief that the John Lewis company which promotes itself as a fair and ethical retailer should treat a part of its workforce so unfairly.
I embrace my hips, my hairy legs (always a winner in the winter months) and my little flecks of grey hair. This is who I am, I like to enhance the way I look, but I no longer feel the need to change it to suit anybody other than myself. There is a lot more to me than my 'imperfect' body and by taking control of that, I can concentrate on the rest of my being.
This news is important. Without sanitary tax, the fight against female political alienation will be strengthened and period shame will begin to be tackled head-on. Let's hope Cameron hears this message, and knows that his time will soon come to fulfil his promise and benefit the millions by ending sanitary tax and the misogyny it represents. PERIOD!
No doubt at the onset of the hunting season the vote will once again rear its head. With recent legislation to approve breeding of beagles for animal testing and use of pesticides guaranteed to destroy the declining and invaluable bee population, the Conservative government are showing their intention to regress animal welfare laws and move us, despite our best efforts, backwards as a nation. Don't let this happen. Make your voice heard and #keeptheban.
Platforms like Change.org are opening up politics because they put power directly into the hands of the people and it's good that Westminster is evolving to reflect that. But if Parliament's formal petitions process is going to achieve its full potential it should ditch the focus on arbitrary numbers and 19th Century committees and embrace a more open model fully fit for the 21st Century.
The home secretary, Theresa May today announced an independent review of police custody deaths in England and Wales. We also need this to happen in Scotland because how can a nation breathe if these injustices continue to happen? This is why I've started a petition on Change.org calling for accountability, clarity, answers...how hard is it to tell the truth?
Today, 20 July, will be the second anniversary of my brother David Clapson's death. His benefits were stopped after he missed just one meeting at the Job Centre. He was diabetic and without the £71.70 a week from his jobseeker's allowance he couldn't afford to eat or top up his electricity card to keep the fridge where he kept his insulin working. My brother died three weeks after his benefits were stopped. He was 59.
My partner Scott and I should have been sharing our son Edward Gili's first birthday in May this year. But instead of having that exciting first year to celebrate and many more to look forward to, we had just nine precious days to spend with our beautiful son.
Following last week's budget announcement of £12billion in benefit cuts, how many people will die as a result? Dramatic as it may sound, there is already solid evidence that deaths directly correlate to the harsh family benefits caps like those the government plans to introduce. But that evidence is being hushed up.
The #ToyLikeMe campaign group are now calling on Lego to do just that with the launch of a change.org petition asking Lego to positively represent disability in their products and help generations of kids grow up with a better attitude to human difference.
Had the corporation kept BBC3 on television - where the audience can easily access it - it would have a stronger fighting chance. There is so much content the BBC produces but not all of it gets an evening television slot. Imagine a TV channel that repurposes the videos from Radio 1's Live Lounge, the extensive archive of live festival coverage, and productions by independent writers and producers... But what do I know?
I thank everyone of you everyday for what you have all done for our little princess. It's been a long journey - but finally we are starting to look towards the future. And it's a future where Bethany can start to feel better and we can enjoy our time as a family together.
My twitter followers can easily track when I'm clearing out my inbox. Every once is a while I go through sundry requests for me to sign petitions, sig...
It's incredible that our petition has catalysed a national movement for change - a movement that will stand up to local authorities and support the voices of those who are not often heard. At a time when many of us feel hopeless in the face of continuing austerity and welfare cuts, to me that's real proof of the power of ordinary people to come together and change society for the better.
Busking at its heart is about democratic access to public space. A busker turns up on a public highway and performs for the passersby, and they can either show their appreciation or just walk on by. Busking has the capacity to create a sense of urban community and make public spaces more welcoming. I quickly understood that Liverpool's plans were a direct attack on all that was great about the busking tradition and so I set up my first petition on Change.org...
When Change.org launched in the UK, we did so with the belief that by giving anyone the campaigning tools that big organisations have, people would win change on their own terms. But we've also learnt that when small campaigns come together they are greater than the sum of their parts.