Sep 23, 2011


From: The White House
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:11 AM
Subject: You're the first to know

You're the first to know
The White House Thursday, September 22, 2011
  You're the first to know
The White House has just launched We the People on and you're the first to know.
We the People is a new way for Americans to create and sign petitions calling on the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues.
Learn more and get started:
Watch the Video
We the People is easy to use. Here's how it works:
  1. Create or Sign a Petition: Anyone 13 or older can create or sign a petition on asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range issues.
  2. Build Support and Gather Signatures for your Petition: It's up to you to build support for a petition. Use email, Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth to tell your friends, family and coworkers about the petitions you care about.
  3. The White House Reviews and Responds: If a petition reaches 5,000 within 30 days, it will be reviewed by a standing group of White House officials, referred to any other relevant policymakers and an official response will be issued.
The idea of petitioning the White House or the government isn't new, but this tool is. The White House has never tried anything like this before, and as a result, we'll probably have to make some adjustments as we go. As we do, we'll keep you posted on the White House blog.
So think about an issue you care about, who you can reach out to join you, and get started:
P.S. Help spread the word about this new tool by forwarding this email to anyone else who would find We the People interesting.
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