We the People made creating a petition simple – anybody could create an account, create a petition online, share it, and collect signatures. Once any petition gathered 100,000 signatures, the We the People team would ensure it was reviewed by appropriate Administration officials and issue an official response. In some cases, an option for further engagement – like a Google Hangout or an in-person meeting – would be offered. In many cases, the Administration would continue to update petition signers on news relevant to their petition, even long after an initial response was issued.
Here are the simple steps somebody would take in order to create a petition using We the People.