Ezra Mechaber worked in the Office of Digital strategy from 2011 to 2015. He served as Deputy Director of Email and Petitions, where he worked on the We the People petitions platform and email program, in addition to the White House Tumblr.
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.
We're proud to announce the next iteration of We the People. We're calling it "simplified signing" and it takes the account creation step out of signing a petition. Just enter your basic information, confirm your signature via email and you're done. That's it. No account to create, no logging in, no passwords to remember.
Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sends an email to the White House list to share the story of Rebekah -- a hardworking mom from Minneapolis who wrote a letter to President Obama.
Ahead of the Working Families Summit, President Obama stopped by a local Chipotle in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. for a burrito bowl, and a conversation with a few working parents.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy turned to Reddit to answer questions on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions from our power plants.
We invited our We the People Write API beta testers here to the White House for a hackathon as part of the second annual National Day of Civic Hacking.
In this edition of Being Biden, the Vice President discusses meeting with Officer Peter Laboy of the Alexandria Police Department, who was injured in the line of duty last year.
First Lady Michelle Obama is in Topeka, Kansas to talk education ahead of the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.
More than 8 million Americans have signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov. And for families across America, that's making a difference –- providing peace of mind for parents and kids alike.
President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes. Just enter a few pieces of information, and the Taxpayer Receipt gives you a breakdown of how your tax dollars are spent on priorities like education and veterans benefits.
In this edition of Being Biden, the Vice President talks about meeting Trevor, a Navy SEAL, and his dog Chopper -- who both served in Afghanistan and Iraq -- and discusses the important role military dogs play.