First things first. In 2008, a Florida resident named Orville "Lee" Wollard allowed his daughter's boyfriend to stay in their home -- then found the young man was stealing prescription meds (Mr. Wollard had just had surgery) and had hit their daughter. He told the young man to leave, but the young man attacked and injured him instead, then left with their daughter; hours later, the young man was acting out in their other, younger daughter's room. Mr. Wollard fired a shot into the wall, and that finally prompted the young man to leave -- but that action got Mr. Wollard a mandatory-minimum 20-year sentence even the judge said was too harsh. No use saying he should have taken the plea deal, because I can't say I would have been as restrained as Mr. Wollard if it were my house. So Change.org helps you tell Florida Gov. Rick Scott to grant clemency to Mr. Wollard, though Mr. Wollard might have a better shot if Charlie Crist (who is more acquainted with the quality of mercy) retakes the Governor's mansion.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell President Obama to stem the tide of racially-motivated police actions in this country, then Moms Rising helps you do that. Mr. Obama has made sympathetic noises about the "significant racial disparities" "in everything from enforcing drug policy to applying the death penalty to pulling people over," but as usual with Mr. Obama, you want to see good works more than good words -- not that good words are entirely insignificant, coming from the President. The Moms Rising petition, like others, calls for more disclosure of race-related statistics from the Department of Justice, more training for police officers so they don't resort to excessive force, investigations into discriminatory police actions, and reforming the process by which municipalities receive weapons from our national military. And most of what's listed (maybe not "increased funding for the DOJ's Office for Civil Rights") is well within the purview of the Executive branch and won't require a note from Super-President McConnell.