Hotels.com is sponsoring a petition drive they're calling the Vacation Equality Project, calling on the White House and Congress to support mandatory paid vacation for Americans—something essentially every other developed country has. This is in part a publicity stunt and in part an email list building enterprise, but it's at least a little bit a genuine lobbying endeavor and it's an interesting one at that.... And what better champion for the cause of more vacation than Hotels.com?

Go to the Vacation Equality Project's website and click on the petition and you're taken to WhiteHouse.gov. So while Hotels.com would clearly benefit if more Americans got paid vacations, this doesn't seem like an "email list building enterprise." It's not altruism, of course, but sometimes a corporation's interests actually kindasorta align with the interests of the average working American. So why not go ahead and sign the petition?