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White House Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of 'We The People' Petition Program

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, March 23 2012

The White House on Thursday released an online video to show the public how it incorporates feedback from its online petitioning tool "We The People," into staffers' policy formulating process. Read More

E-Petitioning for Human Rights

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 27 2012

Here's an interesting petition on the White House's "We the People" online petitions platform; it's called "Stop Expanding Trade with Vietnam at the Expense of Human Rights," and while it already has enough support to trigger a response under the administration's rules for the site, activists are hoping for as many as 100,000 signatures. As of Monday, the petition had nearly 88,000 signatures. Read More

In Defense of 'We the People'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, November 11 2011

Anil Dash defends the utility to citizens of We the People, the White House's new e-petitions platform: For every cockamamie "tell us about the space aliens!" petition or every obligatory "legalize it!" appeal, there are ... Read More

White House Reiterates Limits for Online Petitions

BY Nick Judd | Friday, November 4 2011

When White House officials promised to issue responses to people who garner enough digital signatures on a newly launched online petition website, Obama administration digital director Macon Phillips wrote Thursday night ... Read More

Is the White House Doing Enough for 'We the People?'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, November 2 2011

The White House's responses to recent petitions on their brand-new e-petitions platform have angered some people who don't think the administration is serious enough about their promise to listen online. Launched in ... Read More

How Online Activists Worked for Years to Change the Face of Student Debt

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 27 2011

A protester at a student Occupy march in Boston earlier this month. Photo: Lauren Metter / DigBoston.com Wednesday morning, when the White House announced its official response to an online petition calling on President ... Read More

White House Begins Responses to 'We the People'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 26 2011

When the White House announced "We the People," an online petitioning platform, activists were cautiously optimistic. Whether the platform turns out to be a new way for average people to have a two-way conversation with ... Read More

Nerding Out on White House's We the People

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, September 22 2011

The White House this morning unveiled its "We the People" e-petitions platform, an online mechanism for generating a direct response from the federal government. Read More

Here's the Latest on the White House Plan to Listen to 'We the People' Online

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, September 15 2011

White House New Media Director Macon Phillips answers questions that open government advocates have been collecting about We the People, the online petitions platform his team expects to roll out very soon. The whole ... Read More