We the People


We the People, launched September 22, 2011, was a section of the whitehouse.

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gov website for petitioning the Obama administration's policy experts.

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Petitions that met a certain threshold of signatures were typically reviewed by Administration officials who prepared and issued official responses, however, this was not always the case.


Criminal justice proceedings in the United States and other processes of the federal government are not subject to White House website petitions.


We the People, rather, served as a public relations device for the Obama administration to provide a venue for citizens to express themselves.


On August 23, 2012, the White House Director of Digital Strategy Macon Phillips released the source code for the platform.

In computing, source code is any collection of computer instructions,, written using a human-readable computer language, usually as ordinary text.

Macon Phillips is the Coordinator of the United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs.


The source code is available on GitHub, and lists both public domain status as a work of the U.S. federal government and licensing under the GPL v2.

The GNU General Public License is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

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