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.
May 17 The petition response came the same day the House voted to repeal the 2-year-old healthcare law.
April 30 The administration also sided with petitioners opposing controversial cybersecurity legislation.
April 30 Viral We the People petition seems to have been most popular abroad.
April 3 More fun with We the People petitions, courtesy of Comedy Central's Daniel Tosh.
March 28 The proposal would deliver tax-deductible donations to victims’ families with no overhead.
March 15 About half of petition signers say they learned something from a White House response.
March 14 A public plea for Obama to stop CISP, has crossed the 100,000-signature threshold required for an official response.
March 5 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 The administration statement comes in response to a We the People petition.
February 25 White House wants to make results of studies more available to the public.
February 21 Petitioners are also sounding off about the Pentagon’s decision to give medals to drone pilots.
February 19 Azerbaijanis make a strong showing on the White House’s increasingly international petition site.
February 13 The Obama administration is collecting sentence-by-sentence responses to the speech using a new digital tool.
February 7 Officials now require 100,000 signatures for an official response.
February 5 Secession petitions point out strengths and weaknesses of White House website.
February 5 The updated version will allow petitioners to collect signatures outside the White House domain.
January 28 The move to initials follows a surge in signatures on the site.
January 25 Trekkies seek Kennedy Center Honors for Kirk, Spock and co.
January 23 The White House’s response time to appeals from citizens varies widely.
January 16 Some White House petitioners may not be interested in an official response.