Nusocial Petitions is a directory of petitions started not just at Nusocial but elsewhere on the web too! A big difference with Nusocial Petitions is that the reponses to petitions can be voted on; they can be accepted or rejected by the people that signed the petition.
A petition is like an idea that a group of people think is important enough to implement, so the deadlines of petitions are flexible and try to find the best date that most people think a response should be had by or if necesary escalate to protest. Like Nusocial Questions, only real people can respond to petitions and be petitioned; the names of the organizations and companies they represent are for searching and organization.
Here is a general idea of how a petition on Nusocial will look.
Right now we're working on adding We the People petitions from whitehouse.gov, take a look at what we have so far! Soon we will add petitions from Change.org and make it easy for you to find and act on the issues you care about.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
-First Amendment, US Constitution