It Now takes 100,000 signatures before White House responds to Petitions

The right to petition the White House for redress of citizens’ grievances, from deporting CNN anchor Piers Morgan to states asking to secede, just got more burdensome.

wethepeopleThe White House announced in a blog post that, as of Tuesday, it has raised the threshold of required signatures from 25,000 to 100,000 in order to get the administration to respond to an online petition. The signatures must be amassed within 30 days of filing a petition.

Macon Phillips, the White House director of digital strategy, said the popularity of the website “We the People” has “exceeded our wildest expectations.” The White House originally started the project with a threshold of 5,000 signatures.

“We’re making another adjustment to ensure we’re able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve,” Mr. Phillips said.

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Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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