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Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 4:53 PM EST
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM EST
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.
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM EST
The White House petitions platform We the People just became more accessible and open than ever before. We are very excited to announce the launch of the "write" version of the Petitions Application Programming interface, or "API."
Posted byon September 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM EST
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.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM EST
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.
Posted byon August 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM EST
Jeff Zients and Sen. Patrick Leahy write about the importance of answering the public's call on cell phone unlocking.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM EST
Last year, over 114,000 of you made your voice heard and petitioned the Administration to restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs. Today, President Obama applauds Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM EST
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.
Posted byon June 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM EST
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.
Posted byon May 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM EST
On May 29, the White House will welcome developers and tech experts to the White House for an all-day (civic) hackathon.