Summary. The White House has setup a petition website similar to where people can rally around certain issues. When petitions reach a certain threshold, the government responds with a written statement and may even take action.

Petition Topics. The petitions listed are all policy focused and broad in their scope and address general policies rather than specific grievances. There are no personal appeals on the site. For this reason, is a better choice for those wanting to initiate a more personalized petition in support of a specific person, organization, or business. The White House site is designed to bring about broad policy changes, but not intervention in specific cases.