Ryan, above, and Warren are two politicians with opposing ideologies who are using Change.org’s “Decision Makers” to respond to constituents.
Many sites ask Internet users to voice their opinions, but not all those opinions are serious. In 2012, for example, more than 34,000 people signed a petition on the White House’s “We The People” website calling for the construction of a Death Star for national defense. The outpouring prompted a White House response, which lauded the job creation potential but noted that the “administration does not support blowing up planets.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.