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, 2014 The popular petition site is calling for new technology to curb police abuse.
July 2, 2014 We the People Petition has 2,700 signatures.
June 26, 2014 Site no longer requires an account.
April 21, 2014 Obama administration declines to comment on anti-Bieber We the People petition.
February 4, 2014 Warner tells Virginia radio show that he'll join the We the People effort once he finds it online.
January 31, 2014 We The People petition gets enough signatures to require a White House response.
January 2, 2014 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.
August 13, 2013 The appeals followed the shooting of 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school in December.
July 23, 2013 Two We the People petitions have waited 22 months for a White House response.
July 8, 2013 More than 300 people have signed on to replace "The Star-Spangled Banner" with "Party in the USA."
July 3, 2013 Map shows signatures of people who see controversial church as a hate group.
June 25, 2013 A post-indictment boost gave a petition to pardon the NSA leaker enough signatures for an official administration reply.
June 12, 2013 The appeal asked the U.S. to deport a well-connected Chinese woman accused of trying to poison her college roommate in the 1990s.
June 10, 2013 It drew 1,000 signatures an hour Monday afternoon.
May 17, 2013 The petition response came the same day the House voted to repeal the 2-year-old healthcare law.
April 30, 2013 The administration also sided with petitioners opposing controversial cybersecurity legislation.
April 30, 2013 Viral We the People petition seems to have been most popular abroad.
April 3, 2013 More fun with We the People petitions, courtesy of Comedy Central's Daniel Tosh.
March 28, 2013 The proposal would deliver tax-deductible donations to victims’ families with no overhead.
March 15, 2013 About half of petition signers say they learned something from a White House response.
March 14, 2013 A public plea for Obama to stop CISP, has crossed the 100,000-signature threshold required for an official response.
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.
March 4, 2013 The administration statement comes in response to a We the People petition.
February 25, 2013 White House wants to make results of studies more available to the public.
February 21, 2013 Petitioners are also sounding off about the Pentagon’s decision to give medals to drone pilots.
February 19, 2013 Azerbaijanis make a strong showing on the White House’s increasingly international petition site.
February 13, 2013 The Obama administration is collecting sentence-by-sentence responses to the speech using a new digital tool.
February 7, 2013 Officials now require 100,000 signatures for an official response.
February 5, 2013 Secession petitions point out strengths and weaknesses of White House website.
February 5, 2013 The updated version will allow petitioners to collect signatures outside the White House domain.
January 28, 2013 The move to initials follows a surge in signatures on the site.