There are several online petition sites currently available including, Avaaz, 38 Degrees, and Change.org. But, there are many questions regarding the site Change.org. The first concern is that it is a "for profit" site. They accept payment from groups like Amnesty International and the Humane Society to promote their interests. While there is nothing new about a site making money, it should be a dot com and not a dot org which suggests a neutral site. They trumpet success with making changes in fees at the Bank of America and Verizon, but it appears that it was the customers who contacted these companies and forced the changes, and not Change.org.
But the more troubling aspect of this site is what happens with the email addresses provided by the petitioners.While ostensibly the patrons who log in are protected, those who are not may be at risk. No one seems to know what happens to the supplied information. But, rather than rewriting available information, the entry at Wikipedia is here. If you have concerns as I do, please research the sites before supporting what may be another slippery slope. Ken.