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January 29, 2014

We The People petition garners enough signatures to earn official response on Bieber deportation

  • 110K+ people have signed a petition on We The People that asks the federal government to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in the wake of his recent legal troubles. source
15:11 // 2 months ago
June 22, 2013
Now with 100,000 signatures: The White House “We the People” petition encouraging the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden. It took less than two weeks to hit the goal, which compels the Obama administration to respond. The goal was hit a day after Snowden was charged with multiple felonies.

Now with 100,000 signatures: The White House “We the People” petition encouraging the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden. It took less than two weeks to hit the goal, which compels the Obama administration to respond. The goal was hit a day after Snowden was charged with multiple felonies.

12:26 // 10 months ago
March 22, 2013
thedailywhat:

White House Petition of the Day: Make Legislators Wear Logos of Corporate Backers
The latest brilliant idea to come out of We The People website is this petition suggesting that lawmakers should be required to be more transparent about their financial backers by wearing logos of their corporate “sponsors,” just like the NASCAR drivers do. As of Thursday evening, it has accrued more than 9,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs to be formally addressed by the White House. GOOD magazine previously explored this idea with photoshopped mockups of New York Senator Charles Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio donning logo patches of their contributors on their suits.
Hat tip goes to Dangerous Minds.

Not likely to go anywhere (just like NASCAR drivers, who drive in circles), but sort of amazing.

thedailywhat:

White House Petition of the Day: Make Legislators Wear Logos of Corporate Backers

The latest brilliant idea to come out of We The People website is this petition suggesting that lawmakers should be required to be more transparent about their financial backers by wearing logos of their corporate “sponsors,” just like the NASCAR drivers do. As of Thursday evening, it has accrued more than 9,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs to be formally addressed by the White House. GOOD magazine previously explored this idea with photoshopped mockups of New York Senator Charles Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio donning logo patches of their contributors on their suits.

Hat tip goes to Dangerous Minds.

Not likely to go anywhere (just like NASCAR drivers, who drive in circles), but sort of amazing.

(via maneatingbadger)

15:33 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
19:02 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012

Secession petitioners vs. Deportation petitioners

115k signatories petitioned the White House to ask that Texas be allowed to secede from the United States 

24k signatories petitioned the White House to demand deportation for Americans who sign secession petitions

(Source: forbes.com)

15:26 // 1 year ago
January 14, 2012
While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.
The White House • In an official response to the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT-IP, written by three officials with key views on the law: Intellectual property czar Victoria Espinel, US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt. Another key line: “We must avoid creating new cybersecurity risks or disrupting the underlying architecture of the Internet.” It sounds like Obama wouldn’t sign either law in its current form, though he’d be open to changes. The official response was written in reaction to an online petition in the White House’s “We the People" section. Read the whole thing over this-a-way.
11:12 // 2 years ago
October 31, 2011
Simply put, [marijuana] is not a benign drug.
Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy • In the official White House response to a number of petitions calling for weed legalization. This is part of the Obama administration’s “We The People” program: Anybody can submit a petition on a topic of their choosing, and if it gathers enough signatures, the White House will issue an official response. It’s cool that they’re actually following up on the promise to address the petitions, though we imagine proponents of medical marijuana won’t be pleased at the response.  source (viafollow)
14:16 // 2 years ago