Disability News /KLKC
Washington, DC – The White House has launched a new way for Americans to create and sign petitions calling on the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues. We the People is a featured topic on WhiteHouse.gov. Anyone 13 or older can create or sign a petition on the website.
It’s then up to the individual to build support for the petition by contacting friends, family and co-workers about signing the petition. If 5,000 signatures are obtained within 30 days, the petition will be reviewed by a group of White House officials, referred to other relevant policymakers and an official response will be issued. President Barack Obama said "When (he) ran for … office, (he) pledged to make government more open and accountable to its citizens. That’s what the new We the People feature on WhiteHouse.gov is all about – giving Americans a direct line to the White House on the issues and concerns that matter most to them.”