The White House is offering petitions to be put up on the official .gov site for review by the administration. I've signed up so I can support petitions. I suggest that you do too!
From Rock Beyond Belief blog: http://freethoughtblogs.com/rockbeyondbelief
The White House is Listening. Speak up now!
On September 1, 2011 the White House announced a new web-based petition program called We the People. From WhiteHouse.gov (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/31/we-people-how-white-house-petitions-work
): “Individuals will be able to create or sign a petition that calls for action by the federal government on a range of issues. If a petition gathers enough support (i.e., signatures) it will be reviewed by a standing group of White House staff, routed to any other appropriate offices and generate an official, on-the-record response.”
This outstanding new program facilitates the often-forgotten First Amendment right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“How many signatures? Initially petitions that gather more than 5,000 signatures in 30 days will be reviewed and answered.”
Earlier today (October 3) the 5000 signature threshold was increased to 25000, but don’t worry! I started a petition to “End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members” (http://wh.gov/4zb
) on October 1! At present, it appears that older petitions are being grandfathered with the original 5000 signature requirement. Even if this changes, let’s rock the White House and blast through whatever ceiling they set!
This may be the single most influential thing you can do to help non-religious service members, and it’s easy! The account sign-up process is very fast (though a little buggy for some users) and has the added benefit that you can sign other petitions once you’re registered. There are petitions to restore the original Pledge of Allegiance “One Nation, Indivisible” and national motto “E Pluribus Unum.” When you’re done with all of that, share! Post the short link (http://wh.gov/4zb
) to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.