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The number used to be 25,000 signatures

The White House recently increased the number of signatures needed on its "We the People" petition site from 25,000 to 100,000.

"We the People" is a website where users can create and apply online signatures to petitions. When the number of signatures on a petition exceeded 25,000, it will receive a comment from the White House.

When the site launched in 2011, only 5,000 signatures were needed. As the number of users grew, the number was raised to 25,000. Now, the site has grown even more and 100,000 is the new number to beat.

However, any petitions that were existing before the new 100,000 rule will remain under the 25,000 signature rule. As of right now, there are a little under 40 petitions that have passed the 25,000 signature mark.

Source: NBC News

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RE: notes
By Ammohunt on 1/17/2013 5:51:10 PM , Rating: 2
Are you actually naive enough to believe these petitions influence the current administration in anyway other than a few chuckles around the office that administrates this site?

RE: notes
By kleinma on 1/17/2013 7:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think so no. But certain ones, given the right conditions might get enough media attention to actually bring certain things into the spotlight. Unfortunately since the media sucks, they report on the nonsense ones. Even that said, I just assume cut the program all together, because as you said, its a waste of time, money, and resources.

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