Frequently Asked Questions

I’m having trouble signing in or creating an account.

I’m signed in to the site, but I’m having trouble signing a petition.

What is the purpose of We the People?

How does We the People work?

Who can participate in the We the People platform?

How will the White House decide which petitions to respond to?

Will the White House ever change the threshold for petitions responses?

What happens to a petition if it doesn’t reach the petition signature thresholds?

Will the site be moderated?

Will petitions ever be removed from the We the People platform?

Will the President respond to petitions posted on We the People?

How long will it take for the White House to respond?

Is We the People the only way I can submit a petition to or contact the White House?

If a petition isn’t searchable until it reaches the first threshold, how will people know about it?

Who will review petitions that cross the signature threshold?

How will the White House handle duplicate petitions on the same topic?

Can I search for petitions on issues I care about?