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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.
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.
President Obama releases a statement following the passing of legendary stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams.
While visiting Parkville, Missouri, President Obama took a walk down Main Street (literally) — talking with residents and visiting some "mom and pop" shops along the way.
The House of Representatives just took a vote to sue the President for using his executive authority. This lawsuit will waste valuable time and potentially millions of taxpayer dollars.
In the latest installment of Being Biden, the Vice President reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and shares a photo of himself with Representative John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, and other leaders of the civil rights movement.
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.