Sign the Access2Research petition at the White House website.
We’re asking for about five minutes of your time.
Sign the petition to require free access over the Internet to journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. This will require you to create an account at the White House petition website, confirm the account by clicking on a link in your email, and then sign the petition itself.
Tell the world. Post this site to reddit, to Slashdot, or anywhere else you participate in an online community. Submit to Boing Boing. Post links to the petition on your Tumblr, tweet about the petition, like us on Facebook - and ask your friends and family to take action, too.
25,000 signatures in 30 days gets an official Administration response. We want to hit that number - blow it out of the water - to escalate this issue inside the White House. We believe the idea of requiring free access has support but is stuck. This could well be the event that gets it through.
UPDATE 9:00PM May 20: Please feel free to use any of these banners on a website if you’d like to add your voice that way. Link them directly to http://wh.gov/6TH so that anyone clicking through gets to the petition.