White House Announces We the People

Author: press release
Coverage Type: press release
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

The White House announced We the People, a new online engagement feature.

Individuals will be able to create and sign petitions seeking action from the federal government on a range of issues. If a petition gathers enough signatures, White House staff will review it, ensure it is sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response. To create and build support for a petition, visitors will simply need to create an account and gather signatures by reaching out to friends, family and coworkers. If a petition reaches a certain threshold – the initial level will be 5,000 signatures within 30 days – it will be sent to the appropriate policy makers throughout the Administration, reviewed, and an official response will be published to WhiteHouse DOT gov and e-mailed to all signers of the petition.


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