This is pretty damn impressive. Personally, I’m proud of everyone who’s been involved with fighting this terrible pipeline, including the various organizations which teamed up, and every one of those over 800,000 people who took a minute to sign this petition. It’s sending a loud message and I’m psyched to shout it louder!
More info here.
It seems they’ve reached their goal of half a million signatures! w00t! That’s pretty damn awesome! The real question is, what now? Will the Senate listen? I hope so, and not just for the pipeline, as big of a deal as it is, but bc it could show that democracy isn’t dead in the USA, that like the sopa/pipa fight, citizens can use the internet to spread awareness and share outrage, and use that to help direct actual policy. On the other hand, I could easily see certain corrupt individuals fighting this petition and similar ones for precisely those same reasons. So, it’s a bit of a toss-up.
Let’s see what happens.
We petition the obama administration to: Actually take these petitions seriously instead of just using them as an excuse to pretend you are listening