New Way to Share Your Thoughts with the White House
Friday, September 23, 2011
The White House has
just launched We the People on WhiteHouse.gov. It's a new way for
Americans to create and sign petitions calling on the Obama Administration to
take action on a range issues that are important to you - like small business
contracting, environmental justice, or civil rights.
out We the People.
We the People is easy
to use. Here's a message from the White House on how We the People works
or Sign a Petition: Anyone 13 or older can create or
sign a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking the Obama Administration to take
action on a range issues. Your petition will finish the sentence "We
believe the Obama Administration should _____."
Support and Gather Signatures for your Petition: It's up to you to build support for a petition. Use email, Facebook,
Twitter and word of mouth to tell your friends, family and coworkers about
the petitions you care about.
White House Reviews and Responds:
If a petition reaches 5,000 supporters within 30 days, it will be reviewed
by a standing group of White House officials, referred to any other
relevant policymakers and an official response will be issued.
The idea of
petitioning the White House or the government isn't new, but this tool is. The
White House has never tried anything like this before, and as a result, they
will probably have to make some adjustments as they go. The White House blog
will post updates on using We the People.
So think about an
issue you care about, who you can reach out to join you, and get started: