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White House Petition FAQs

Why an official White House petition?

President Obama has created a new opportunity for people to engage their government: an online petition at the White House web site. If 100,000 peoples sign a petition within 30 days of its creation, the Obama Administration will officially respond. Millions—including numerous HSLDA staff—have signed previous White House petitions, which the administration reads and takes seriously.

We ask that you sign this petition to help save the Romeike family from deportation. Please note that the White House asks for signers’ name and email information, and you must verify that your email is legitimate. Your information is protected and you can opt out of receiving future emails from the White House if you so desire.

Are there any restrictions?

Anyone 13 years of age or older with an active email address may sign the petition. Petition signers are not required to be U.S. citizens.

Need a new password?

Go to and click on “Forgot password?”

You will receive an email with instructions for setting a new password.

Seeing 404 error page from verification email link?

If you tried to set up an account from the White House Romeike petition page, you’re probably having some technical difficulties.’s webserver does not recognize the (grammatically correct) emdash in the petition title. So clicking the automatically generated link in the account verification email takes you to an error page. (There is no way to alter the title without deleting and relaunching the entire petition—thus losing all of the current signatures.)

  • Don’t worry—you can still sign the petition! Since you now have an account created, you can just click Sign now to go directly to the petition page, and click the Sign Petition button at the bottom of the page.
  • Done! Now you can share the petition with all your friends and family—let them know that every signature counts!
Still waiting for verification email?

We’re not sure if the sequester is impacting White House technical support staff, but we have heard off and on of verification email delivery delays of up to 48 hours. The problem seems to be intermittent and as far as we know, eventually they do come through. Please don’t be deterred from completing your signature!

How to create a White House account & sign the petition

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Create WH account  Sign petition now

Have you previously signed a White House petition? If not, you will have to create an account first. Here’s what to expect:

  • Create an account at the White House We the People page
    • You’ll be asked for your email address, first name, and last name. Zip code is optional.
    • Next, you’ll be asked to type two “challenge” words. This process simply verifies that a real human (not a spam machine or hacker program) is setting up the account.
    • Click the Create account button.
    • A new screen appears saying that in a few minutes you’ll receive an email to verify your email address and provide a password.
    • When you get the email, click the long link or copy-and-paste it into your browser.
  • At the White House petition site, click the Search button in the middle of the page and enter “Romeike”, or you can return to this page using your browser’s back button and click on Sign now.
  • At the bottom of the petition, if you see a Sign in button, click it and sign in using the password you received in your verification email.
  • Now the Sign Petition button should be active—just click it to add your signature!
  • Done! Now you can share the petition with all your friends and family—let them know that every signature counts!
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Create WH account  Sign petition now