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Dec 28, 2016 ... The White House's online petition platform, We the People, has racked up tens of millions of signatures on hundreds of thousands of petitions, but they haven't had much impact, a new report suggests. Between 2011—when the site was unveiled —and 2016, about 38 million signatures have been attached ...

Jan 2, 2014 ... There are currently 30 We the People petitions that have crossed the threshold for an official White House reply but not yet gotten one, including eight that have been waiting more than one year. Those unanswered petitions have been waiting nearly 10 months on average for a reply, according to a Nextgov ...

Jan 23, 2013 ... On average, it takes White House officials nearly three months to pen responses to citizen petitions filed on its We the People website, once those petitions cross the threshold for an official reply. The average wait time dropped markedly, though, after the White House raised its threshold for a petition ...

Aug 15, 2014 ... The popular petition site is calling for new technology to curb police abuse.

Jan 14, 2013 ... The flood of petitions advocating secession that flowed into the White House after President Obama's November reelection were not the most constructive use of the administration's public engagement website We the People. Directly engaging the public, however, is a messy business that requires dealing ...

Jun 26, 2014 ... It's no longer necessary to create an account before signing a digital petition through the White House's We the People website. Officials on Wednesday removed the obstacle to participation. “As of today, just enter your basic information, confirm your signature via email and you're done. That's it,” Ezra ...

Jan 28, 2013 ... The White House has abbreviated citizen signatures on its We the People petition website.The signatures, which used to include a signer's first name and last initial, now just include first and last initials. The signature blocks also include the signer's location and the date of the signature. The change comes ...

May 17, 2013 ... The White House turned to its petition site We the People late Thursday to combat Republican criticisms of President Obama's two-year-old healthcare overhaul. Around the same time that the House of Representatives voted for the 37 time to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the White House posted ...

Jan 16, 2013 ... The White House raised the threshold for petitioners on its We the People website to receive an official administration response from 25,000 to 100,000 signatures late Tuesday. The move comes a few days after the administration responded to several petitions calling for states to secede from the union in ...

Dec 21, 2012 ... The White House published a text and video response early Friday to 32 petitions posted to its We the People website in the days following the murders of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Among the petitions included in the response was the second most ...