I have posted the petition to require qualifications for cabinet level officials on the “We the People” website. Until it gets 150 signatures, the only way people can sign it is to click on the link below:
Once it gets 150 signatures, the petition will appear on the site, so people can read and respond to it without having the link. If the petition gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days, the White House will respond within 60 days.
Obviously, there is no guarantee that the White House will respond at all. The website was an Obama administration creation. In fact, the most depressing news I received (unsurprising, but depressing nonetheless) was that the Trump Administration is thinking of taking down the site.
So, let’s try to get to 150 signatures before the site comes down. If it doesn’t get traction at the site in time, perhaps we can get a list of respondents and send it to the White House and Congress directly. I can certainly use your help in spreading the word, and I appreciate any help you can provide.
It’s a small step, but maybe a lot of single clicks will get someone’s attention.