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.
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.
The Council on Economic Advisers releases a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. Here's what they learned.
Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sends a message to the White House list previewing President Obama's plan for the week.
On September 22, 2011, we launched We the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government around issues they care about. It works like this: Create a petition, get enough signatures, and the Obama administration will work with policy experts to issue an official response. Three years later, we take a look at the platform.
On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones. It marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix.