Ryan, above, and Warren are two politicians with opposing ideologies who are using Change.org’s “Decision Makers” to respond to constituents.
Many sites ask Internet users to voice their opinions, but not all those opinions are serious. In 2012, for example, more than 34,000 people signed a petition on the White House’s “We The People” website calling for the construction of a Death Star for national defense. The outpouring prompted a White House response, which lauded the job creation potential but noted that the “administration does not support blowing up planets.”
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.