Happy New Year! 2013 was an incredible year for Change.org users. Between January and December, the Change.org community doubled from 25 million to 50 million users, with their petitions and signatures bringing about thousands of victories that changed policies and precedents across the globe.
Our 50 million users all have one thing in common: they all believe that change is possible. There’s Caroline Criado-Perez, the British woman who convinced The Bank of England to include a woman on British banknotes. There’s Laxmi, an Indian woman who survived a horrific acid attack, who convinced the Indian government to restrict the sale of acid. There’s the 1.8 million people who signed petitions on Change.org and caused the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council to end the ban on gay youth for the first time in its 100-year history.
To commemorate 2013 and all that our users achieved, we produced this video with help from the team at UNKOMMON. It features just a few of the inspiring victories our users made happen in 2013, helped by millions of our people who supported their campaigns and shared in their triumph.
So, what will you change in 2014?
Produced and directed by UNKOMMON
Editorial by Captain & The Fox