White House Ups Minimum Petition Signatures Required for a Response

January 16, 2013 AT 10:24 AM
The White House has increased the minimum number of signatures needed on "We The People" petitions to elicit an official response. As Patrick Jones reports, petitions will now require a minimum of 100,000 signees, up from 25,000. Their reasoning: the site's popularity was making it difficult to keep up with the responses. They hope the higher number will give them more time to spend on responding to those petitions that make the cut.