Under Obama’s administration, the White House website got a lot more tech savvy and democratic. One way the White House has allowed people to voice their opinions has been through a new petitioning system on WhiteHouse.gov titled We the People. There have been a number of petitions covering current events and a variety of other topics that reached the required 25,000 signatures in order to get a response from the administration. Unfortunately, most of those responses have been a lot of words and little action.
After the SOPA/PIPA black out days, President of the MPAA and former Senator of 30 years, Chris Dodd made a comment along these lines as quoted by TechDirt:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”
A WhiteHouse.gov petition was filed asking for an investigation into the blatant bribery and those involved.
Unfortunately, the people have received another response of non-action.
Thank you for signing this petition. We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on Whitehouse.gov. However, consistent with the We the People Terms of Participation and our responses to similar petitions in the past, the White House declines to comment on this petition because it requests a specific law enforcement action.