It used to be a bit more simple to get your demands heard by the President, but now you’re going to have to work a little harder. Originally set at 5k signatures needed, then upped to 25k…it now will take at least 100k signatures in a 30 day span to get your petition to land on Obama’s desk. More below.
“We’re making another adjustment to ensure we’re able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve,” said Macon Phillips, the White House’s director of digital strategy. Thankfully for those that have already put in work, the new limit only applies to petitions created after the announcement, and won’t be retroactively applied to those that already exist.