How We’re Changing the Way We Respond to Petitions

The Right to Petition is a Constitutional Right

We the People: Learning from Nearly Four Years of Online Petitions

Today, the White House is responding to every petition in our We the People backlog — 20 in all.

President Obama meets with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country.

We the People, Moving Forward

A few months ago, we invited a group of petition-signers to the White House for a day of briefings from Senior Administration Officials, and to pick their brains. Here’s what they had to say.

“OK,” you might be saying, “But what does adding my name to a petition actually lead to?” It’s a fair question.

Legislation was signed into law by the President in August of 2014.

That all started with a petition.

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and President Barack Obama

Because it’s one of the best ways we’ve found to make sure that the Administration remains accountable to the American people.

Here’s who’s taking questions today:

Click on a petition below to see the response we issued today:

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