App of the Week – We The People
As citizens we can demand our government address our complaints. As a matter of fact that is one of the primary responsibilities of the government. You have the right to petition the government. You have a right to be heard and you have a right to expect a response. Thats is why ‘We The People‘ is the
App Website of the Week. (With the elections so close we made an exception.)
‘We The People’ is not a new app. Its a website. But the White House has upgraded its online petitions website for an increasingly mobile citizenry. ‘We the People’ now makes it easier to file and sign a petition from smartphones and tablets.
According to a White House Press Release the new site lets the citizen view, sign or create a petition in just a few, easy steps. “That means it’s also way simpler for people, no matter their age, location, or level of technical prowess, to participate in petitioning. That’s a critical step in ensuring that ‘We the People’ remains universally accessible.”
Following up on a 2015 White House promise to breathe new life into the system the White house has cleared a backlog of 20 petitions and has created a new target of issuing responses to citizens petitions in 60 days.
‘We The People’ kicked off 2011 to answer to constitutional right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Any citizen can create a petition. If that petition gains the signatures of 100,000 fellow citizens the White House tries to respond.