Web Site of the Week: Change.org
Posted by: Christine Bulson
Ben Rattray is the CEO of Change.org which appeared in 2007. The site is described as a "social action platform that empowers anyone, anywhere to start, join, and win campaigns to change the world." An individual can start a petition for change, gather support and hopefully succeed. Popular petitions at the moment include setting up a recycling program for crayons, reinstating a gay Cub Scout leader and removing a director of the New York Federal Reserve Board. Recent successful campaigns include removing bank fees, the USDA offering schools a choice of beef with or without "pink slime," and Apple vowing to protect Chinese workers.