We the People's Hits and Misses

The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting direct responses from the president. Yet, as the White House petition popularity grows, so do the complications of having to answer difficult and sometimes bizarre questions, leaving some to wonder: Is digital advocacy really possible at government’s highest levels?