Quick Note: "We the People" Petition Site Now Requires 100,000 Signatures
January 17, 2013 2:07 PM
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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.
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1/18/2013 11:02:15 AM
You're forgetting the influx of government regulations that would put small time sellers out of business and open the door for the tobacco industry to lobby (i.e. bribe politians) for dumb licensing requirements and other nonsense to raise economic barriers to new entrants who don't have a few Billion to spare.
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