The White House’s “We The People” petition feature has long been a favorite of mine. For those unfamiliar with the initiative, regular ol’ Americans can submit questions and/or ideas online; the public can vote on its favorites; and if enough people endorse the petition, the Obama administration will offer an official response. It occasionally leads to actual policy changes.
It’s not easy for a petition to succeed – the minimum threshold is 100,000 endorsements – but even when an entry doesn’t make it all the way, it’s interesting to see which petitions generate interest, if for no other reason because it offers a peek into what’s on some Americans’ minds.
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