Ezra Mechaber is Deputy Director of Email and Petitions in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, where he works on the email program and We the People petitions platform. Prior to joining the White House in 2011, Ezra worked for a Cambridge, MA based web startup. A native of Sherborn, Massachusetts, he graduated from University of Rochester with a B.A. in political science and religion.
After koshering the kitchen and setting up the menorah, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed hundreds of guests here at the White House for the second night of Hanukkah.
President Obama became the first president to write a line of code as part of the "Hour of Code" -- an online event to promote Computer Science Education Week.
President Obama speaks with Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs of some of the country's leading companies, at an event in Washington, D.C.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced he would be stepping down from his position overseeing the Department of Defense. Hagel, who served in the Army during Vietnam, is the 24th Secretary of Defense.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk of sexual assault. That's what this It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about.
Vice President Biden sent this message to the White House email list on Veterans Day.
Advisor for Senior Advisor for Technology and Economic Policy David Edelman took to Reddit to answer questions about President Obama's newly released plan for net neutrality.
President Obama asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.
President Obama sent this message to the White House email list about what's next for his Administration.
In 2011, we launched https://storify.com/wethepeople/wtpmeetupWe the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government on the issues they care about. To celebrate its third birthday, we hosted our first-ever meetup for We the People users and petition creators right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.