Thursday, September 29, 2011

White House Petitions

The White House website has launched an online system for petitioning the government.  At We the People, anyone 13 or older can start or sign a petition.  Once that petition reaches a certain threshold (currently 5,000 signatures within 30 days), it is reviewed for an official response by the Administration.

Current petitions with a high number of signatures include ones to make federal election days into national holidays in order to increase voter turnout, to repeal DOMA, to end the War on Drugs, to abolish the TSA, and to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Hat Tip: Lowering the Bar