The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – The First Amendment, United States Constitution
We the People is a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues.
If a petition receives at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days of being posted, White House staff will review it, send it to policy experts, and issue an official response.
“You might not always be happy with what you hear from us, but we’ll be upfront with you about why we can’t take action on a given issue if we can’t — or about why we’re choosing not to,” said Jason Goldman, the Whitehouse’s Chief Digital Officer.
The portal will also be integrated with Change.org and its 100 million users, to combine signature counts.