5 Things That Happened On Change.org This Week
Victory for Lucy As She Launches New Campaign
This week 280,000 signatories celebrated a huge victory for 14-year-old animal rights campaigner Lucy Gavaghan, who persuaded supermarket Tesco to stop selling eggs from caged hens.
It’s taken just six months for Lucy to reverse change the policy of one of the world’s supermarket giants – and now she’s switching the focus of her campaign to Asda and Morrisons with a brand new petition.
In Lucy’s own words: The fact that Tesco, the biggest supermarket in Britain, have decided to stop selling caged hens’ eggs is proof that no matter how big the company, or how demanding the supply chain, the prospect of a free-range future is not impossible.”
Families of six ex-soldiers jailed in India vow they will never stop fighting for their release
In an exclusive interview with Nadia Gilani, Yvonne McHugh – the partner of imprisoned ex-soldier Billy Irving – told us why she will never stop fighting for justice and explained how every single signature had made a difference.
The interview follows a recent visit to Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, in which the families urged MPs not to forget or abandon the six men imprisoned in India for a crime they say they didn’t commit.
You can sign their petition here.
Jonathan and Chantal speak exclusively to Change.org
Jonathan, the inspiring 10-year-old campaigner behind this powerful petition demanding better education for non-verbal children, has now attracted nearly 150,000 signatures.
Jonathan – whose cerebral palsy means he can only communicate using his eye – sat down with his mother Chantal and Change.org’s Nadia to talk about their hopes for the campaign, their experiences with the education system and why Jonathan feels compelled to help other children in his situation.
Shoppers visiting London’s smoggy shopping mecca of Oxford Street will soon have a lot more space to move, following the Mayor of London’s announcement that the street will be pedestrianised.
It’s also a big victory for Change.org user Tom Kearney, who started a campaign to pedestrianise the area after he was hit by a bus on Oxford Street in 2009. He spoke about his long-running campaign to Nadia Gilani, explaining:
“I had never campaigned before but had a lot of support from bus drivers, which was encouraging. This is a massive victory for my campaign. I want people who arrive and leave Oxford Street to feel safe.”
Maxine + Chunky
And finally, Maxine Berry told the 500,000 supporters of her campaign for an animal abuse register about progress she’s made in lobbying MPs to support the move – and is asking supporters to contact new Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to make their voices heard.
You can read all of the latest on Maxine’s campaign on the Huffington Post here.