Recently we covered how the White House had to give a response to a petition to build the Death Star. Every petition on We The People had to receive a response from the White House once it reached the minimum 25,000 signature threshold Well now that threshold has been raised requiring petitions to gather 100,000 signatures before a response will be given. This will only apply to new petitions going forward from this point on.
In the beginning the threshold was 5,000 and then it was later raised to 25,000. Apparently We The People is receiving so many signatures that in order to “ensure we’re able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve.”
According to the White House it took an average of 18 days to reach the 25,000 signature threshold in the first 10 months of 2012 and in the last 2 months that average was cut down to only 9 days.
Source: White House