The petition site at the White House named “We the People” changed its policy this afternoon: An issue will need 25,000 signatures in order to get an official response from the White House policy team, up from the 5,000 signatures needed when the site was made available to the public two weeks ago.
The petition in favor of Sholom Rubashkin; which already has 23,000 signatures, will not be affected by this change. Only issues that are petitioning from now on will need to reach 25,000.
“Despite the fact that Rubashkin’s case is in the can based on the old number, it will be beneficial for the project – from a policy and public relations point of view – that Rubashkin reaches the we reach the new requirement of 25,000 and beyond,” says Yossi Gestetner a news analyst and marketing consultant in the Orthodox Jewish community.
You can sign the petition at the White House website by clicking HERE.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)