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 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."
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.
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.
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.
Developing APIs and soliciting valuable input from the developer community will help improve the experience of using The White House’s petitions platform and broaden the dialog that We The People represents.
On September 22, 2011 we launched We the People, a new platform that allows anyone to create or sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. Check out We the People one year later.
Last year, the White House launched a new tool called We the People, offering a powerful and simple way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. Take a look at the platform more than three million signature later.