Thursday, September 1, 2011
The White House announced today the creation of a new electronic platform for individuals to petition the federal government called We the People. The platform will allow individuals to submit or to sign a petition asking the federal government to take action on a range of issues. According to the announcement:
To create and build support for a petition, WhiteHouse.gov 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.gov and e-mailed to all signers of the petition.
Here's the video description: