The Right to Petition is a Constitutional Right
In its final clause, the First Amendment of the Constitution protects the right of the American people “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It’s right up there along religion, speech, press and assembly.
We the People brings that uniquely American tradition into the 21st century.
This platform is an online presence that’s about engagement and conversation, and not just about broadcast and monologue.
Millions of people have petitioned the White House for answers about the Syrian refugee crisis or the Iranian nuclear deal (and even proposed building a “Star Wars”-inspired Death Star) through We the People.
In September of 2011, we launched We the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government about the issues they care about. Nearly four years later, take a look at where the platform stands.
Petition statistics as of may 2015:
Total Users: 19,500,000
Total Signatures: 27,700,000
Total Petitions: 411,500