We The People
We the People was launched on Whitehouse.gov for petitioning the Obama administration. Online petitions that meet a threshold of signatures are reviewed by officials. Popular petitions have included federal legalization of marijuana, UFO investigations and secession from the United States.
August 15 The popular petition site is calling for new technology to curb police abuse.
July 2 We the People Petition has 2,700 signatures.
June 26 Site no longer requires an account.
April 21 Obama administration declines to comment on anti-Bieber We the People petition.
February 4 Warner tells Virginia radio show that he'll join the We the People effort once he finds it online.
January 31 We The People petition gets enough signatures to require a White House response.
January 2 The administration faces a backlog of qualifying petitions under a program it created.
December 13, 2013 Agreement comes after 114,000 people petitioned the White House.
December 10, 2013 Connor Johnson started by donating his allowance to the cause. Then he decided to do more.
December 2, 2013 The White House site has been flooded with petitions related to violence in the former Soviet state.
November 22, 2013 We the People petitioners upset after child on Kimmel’s show suggests killing Chinese people.
November 4, 2013 We the People Write API will help groups gather petition signatures.
October 23, 2013 Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren are among the early adopters of a website that invites citizens to tell lawmakers what they really want.
August 27, 2013 And so are the petitioners on We the People, as they try to keep YouTube song covers from becoming felonies.
August 21, 2013 Programs claim to let Americans participate more directly in government, with few tangible results, critics say.
August 14, 2013 Website listing unanswered We the People petitions is built with streaming data supplied by the White House.
July 8, 2013 More than 300 people have signed on to replace "The Star-Spangled Banner" with "Party in the USA."
March 28, 2013 The proposal would deliver tax-deductible donations to victims’ families with no overhead.
March 5, 2013 Critics deride the White House's fondness for platforms like Google Plus and web petitions, but they're proving potent tools for surfacing issues the media would otherwise ignore.
February 5, 2013 Secession petitions point out strengths and weaknesses of White House website.