Adding to its string of online open government initiatives, the White House on Thursday announced a new Web feature that will allow activists to petition the federal government straight from the White House website.
Officials will monitor the We The People site and "if your petition attracts enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it is sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response," according to the website.
The site will be officially launched later this month, according to a White House email.
The Obama Administration has made historic efforts to engage the online public, but the results have been subject to the foibles of online culture.
We'll give you threeguesses which advocacy group will launch the most popular petition.
Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.