Released by the Paradigm Research Group
As of this Update the Disclosure Petition has 9577 signatures. That is 21st out of 188 petitions filed on the White House website trending 11th out of 100 petitions with new signatures. It is worth noting that six of the petitions with more signatures address the same issue – reforming the marijuana laws. Therefore, by issue the Disclosure petition is 16th out of 183. There has been further media coverage which is archived at the DP info site.
On October 5th the White House announced the threshold for petitions to be formally considered by the administration had been raised from 5000 signatures in 30 days to 25,000. This caused some concern. However, as stated on the White House site, this increase is not retroactive to petitions filed before October 5.
Regarding the response process the White House website states: “Once the petition reaches the required threshold, it will be put in a queue to be reviewed by the White House. Others can still sign the petition while it is awaiting a response from the White House. When the White House responds, everyone who has signed the petition will get email from the White House to let you know that we’ve reviewed and responded to the petition.”
This means there will be more time to build the signature count while the Disclosure Petition is being reviewed. The 5,000 threshold was critical to the review process, the overall count is critical to the amount of media coverage.
All nations can sign this petition (the Zip Code field is optional). A reachable goal is 20,000 signatures by the end of October. Share the link via Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, email lists and websites.