Help us review and improve new White House e-petition site
On September 22, the White House launched We The People, a new e-petition site. From their website:
What is the purpose of We the People?
We the People is a new, easy way for Americans to make their voice heard in our government. It is a platform on the White House website where individuals can create and sign petitions that call for action by the federal government on a range of issues facing our nation. If a petition gathers enough signatures, it will be reviewed by White House staff and receive an official response. We the People helps the White House understand the views of the American people and have a focused and civil conversation with them.
Together with our friends at AmericaSpeaks, Deliberative Democracy Consortium and NCDD, we at IAP2 USA are reviewing this new tool and would like your input. For this purpose, we have set up a feedback site at http://wethepeople.uservoice.com.
We hope to collect many ideas and recommendations that would help to further improve this promising new service.
Ideas and comments will be accepted through October 31. From November 1-7, the top participants from the brainstorming phase will be invited to draft language summarizing the top ideas. Our collective response will be entered as a petition.
We’re also planning a webinar for as early as Friday of this week to give people a quick tour of the new e-petition site, how it works and what we can say about user adoption so far. We’ll finalize webinar details soon, so please check back.