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Change Christopher Columbus Day to a National Indigenous Holiday

Sign the White House Petition now!

Our fellow followers, SJ Tumblrs and PoC Tumblrs, we need to stand united for a cause. A cause that many have tried, but failed. We will take up the mantle that they left and will give the aboriginals of this country the respect they deserve.

And we will do this by making the Obama Administration reconsider Columbus Day. Why not, you asked? What makes this year different from other years?

It’s an Election Year and tumblr bombing tends to make things happen.

We’re maybe asking for a symbolic change. A change that could be considered a minor win, but is important in order to show that we are the people of the USA and we need to show that we can be forgiving. American exceptionalism be damn!

We asked one follower at random to start a petition. However, it’s not at Change.org. But with the White House.

From now until September 6, 2012, we need 25,000 50,000+ signatures for the petition at “We the People” petition site, targeting the Obama Administration to change the Holiday.

We’re sure there’s 25,000+ tumblr users that are of US origin that will sign. And we’re pretty sure that you can find 1 more friend to sign.

This isn’t a simple “reblog” and that’s it. Write your own posts and tag it “reconsidercolumbusday”. We’re reblog anything within that tag that is related to what we’re doing in a positive matter.

We need reasons why this is important, but not just from us, but from you as well.

You heard all the reasons in the past. Now, it’s go time. Let’s make this year the last year that we hear “Columbus Day Sale!”

White House Petition Link

Tell your friends to sign. Get on Twitter, Facebook and do what you can to spread the word.

Together, we can make history. Let’s go!

(The White House Petition asks only for 25,000 signatures. But why settle for such a low number?)

Reconsider Columbus Day: Day 10 Results

Day 10

Total Signatures needed: 25,000

Total Signatures so far: As of this posting, 366.

This petition went up two days ago and managed to get 402. And it reads: Request that the FBI amend the Report. “2011-national-gang-threat-assessment.” To remove Juggalo’s as a hybrid gang.

Re-read that. 2 days. 402 signatures for the FBI to reconsider ICP fans as a non-gang threat. Right…

We’re a long way from 25,000 and we got until 9/6/12.

Please sign the White House Petition and/or the Change.org Petition (if you’re international, this is the only one you can sign).

Lastly, please consider writing how you feel about Columbus Day and tagged it #Reconsidercolumbusday so that we can reblog it.

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Reconsider Columbus Day (Updated)

On the official White House petition, we have over 300+ signatures. We understand that people outside the US wants to help. So, we have a Change.org’s petition (which was started last year) and will be promoting these two links from now on.

Feel free to sign both. If you are from the US, we urge you to sign the White House Petition as it’s a directly linked to the White House. (The Change.org’s petitions all congressmen + the White House.)

Lastly, please consider writing how you feel about Columbus Day and tagged it #Reconsidercolumbusday so that we can reblog it.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please reblog and share within and outside of tumblr.

Last Push for at least 10K signatures to Replace Columbus Day

On the official White House petition, we have 600+ signatures. This was started on August 7th and even thought the original reblogged 700+ times within the first 3-4 days, we only recently managed to get at least this much in signatures during the last several weeks.

Recently, the Obama administration responded to a public demand to release the recipe to the official White House beer. Signatures reached? 12,240. That’s all. 

Then we looked at other responses, because we want to see if serious issues get responded to at all. Here’s a sample of items that didn’t reach 25K signatures, but get responded anyway.

We still need an amount above 1K… we figured that 10K might do the trick and it would still be possible to get a response.

We also understand that people outside the US wants to help. So, we have found a Change.org’s petition (which was started last year) and will be promoting these two links.

Feel free to sign both. If you are from the US, we urge you to sign the White House Petition as it’s a directly linked to the White House. (The Change.org’s petitions all congressmen + the White House.)

Let us push this hard until Friday!

(P.S. - We kept seeing “September 6” during the last few weeks, however, we now got until Sept 7 to get the signatures needed. Please, let

Reconsider Columbus Day: 500+ Signatues

Reconsider Columbus Day (Updated)

On the official White House petition, we have over 500+ signatures. This was started on August 7th and even thought the original reblog was 700+ times, we only got this much signatures. 

We understand that people outside the US wants to help. So, we have a Change.org’s petition (which was started last year) and will be promoting these two links from now on.

Feel free to sign both. If you are from the US, we urge you to sign the White House Petition as it’s a directly linked to the White House. (The Change.org’s petitions all congressmen + the White House.)

Lastly, please consider writing how you feel about Columbus Day and tagged it #Reconsidercolumbusday so that we can reblog it.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please reblog and share within and outside of tumblr.

Thank you.

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Reconsider Columbus Day (Updated)

On the official White House petition, we have over 300+ signatures. We understand that people outside the US wants to help. So, we have a Change.org’s petition (which was started last year) and will be promoting these two links from now on.

Feel free to sign both. If you are from the US, we urge you to sign the White House Petition as it’s a directly linked to the White House. (The Change.org’s petitions all congressmen + the White House.)

Lastly, please consider writing how you feel about Columbus Day and tagged it #Reconsidercolumbusday so that we can reblog it.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please reblog and share within and outside of tumblr.

Reconsider Columbus Day: Day 1 Results

We will be addressing FAQs on this page.

The White House petition’s site works differently from other sites. For one, there’s a thresholds of 150 signatures before they allow the petition to be searchable.

Well, after just one day, we passed the threshold and we’re featured on the front page of White House “We the People” petition site!

As of this posting, there’s 171 signatures. Considering that there’s over 500+ reblogs, some might feel defeated. This is a marathon and we have to stay the course until we get the 25K signatures, and then onward to 50K so that we will get acknowledgement from the White House.

So, keep up the good work. However, take this BEYOND tumblr. Tell your friends on other social networks and off the Internet! Every signature helps!

http://bit.ly/Ng8lJ0 - Take this link with you. Every one signature you get brings you closer.

We know it’s a pain to sign up for yet ANOTHER web site. But that’s easily a first world problem we can overcome!

And yes, we know petitions are iffy, but wouldn’t it be worth doing if you hear the Obama Administration at least say “we hear you?” After all, when the Obama Administration says ANYTHING (especially with Republicans looking), you’ll know they will drum up talks again, which will inspire MORE people to finally get this holiday change once and for all!

So if you haven’t done it, sign the petition.

Also, if you have stories to share, tag your story with #reconsidercolumbusday and we’ll share it.

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Reconsider Columbus Day: 5 Days Left...

On the official White House petition, we have close to 600 signatures. This was started on August 7th and even thought the original reblogged 700+ times, we only recently managed to get at least that much in signatures. 

We were about to give up… until we hear “ale to the chef”

Yesterday, the Obama administration responded to a public demand to release the recipe to the official White House beer. Signatures reached? 12,240. That’s all. 

Then we looked at other responses, because we want to see if serious issues get responded to at all. Here’s a sample of items that didn’t reach 25K signatures, but get responded anyway.

We still need an amount above 1K… we figured that 10K might do the trick and it would still be possible to get a response.

We also understand that people outside the US wants to help. So, we have found a Change.org’s petition (which was started last year) and will be promoting these two links.

Feel free to sign both. If you are from the US, we urge you to sign the White House Petition as it’s a directly linked to the White House. (The Change.org’s petitions all congressmen + the White House.)

Let us push this hard until Thursday!