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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: By the people, for the people, of the people
By Ringold on 1/18/2013 4:01:41 AM , Rating: -1
Agreed.. The US was founded by refugees from Europe and all its failed ideas, institutions and established systems.

Now, we've imported all those ideas back from the failing continent, and people that cling to our founding ones are called radicals, ignorant, backwards, or worse.

History repeats itself; Europe's been in relative decline for a long time. Guess it's our turn, but the irony is that American liberals are, in fact, historical conservatives, and it was the original TRUE liberals that saved us from all the things they've forgotten don't work. Doesn't have to be this way, but thats the way it is.


By cmdrdredd on 1/20/2013 2:22:32 PM , Rating: 1
I think you mean progressives. That's the new term for socialist or borderline communist.


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