'We the People' petitions page down, rest of whitehouse.gov just fine


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With 74 percent of White House staff furloughed, decisions had to be made about where to save money.

Apparently, the only part of whitehouse.gov that needed to be cut was the “We the People” petition page, which allowed Americans to create petitions and voice their opinions to the White House.

The feature’s landing page reads “due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, ‘We the People’ has been temporarily disabled.”

This means that Americans have not been able to create or sign petitions for “We the People” throughout the entire government shutdown debate.

The promise when the feature was unveiled was that if a petition received 100,000 signatures or more, it would garner a response from the Obama administration.

washingtonexaminer.com/we-the-people-petitions-page-down-rest-of-whitehouse.gov-just-fine/article/2537306

Imagine that…


#2

And yet there are sufficient funds for let us hear Biden talk about himself: whitehouse.gov/being-biden


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And yet there are sufficient funds for let us hear Biden talk about himself: whitehouse.gov/being-biden

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What is the latest update for the Biden page? Existing pages can be active without anyone 'maintaining' them. The We the People's petition page needs a webmaster to check on it. This person was probably furloughed.

If there is a government shut down, does it not suggest that some functions do not run due to temporary furloughs? :confused:

Isn't this small stuff in view of the other functions that have been shut down temporarily--such as cancer research, for example?

I am sure petitions could be mailed to the White House--mail service didn't stop.


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