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White House ‘We the People’ petitions unanswered two years later

The Obama administration has touted the White House website’s ‘We the People’ section as a powerful platform for the American public to petition their government. According to a new report, however, those solicitations are all too rarely acknowledged.

“When I ran for this office, I pledged to make government  more open and accountable to its citizens,” United States  President Barack Obama wrote on WhiteHouse.gov back in September  2011. He was unveiling at the time the website’s new ‘We the  People’ feature, and said the addition of it would be “giving  Americans a direct line to the White House on the issues and  concerns that matter most to them.”

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