More than 14,770 signatures still needed...
As of Wednesday morning, there are 10,223 signatures on the White House homebrewed beer recipe petition, up from Monday's 9,443 signatures. The action comes on the heels of Press Secretary Jay Carney announcing last week that the White House will release a recipe for White House Honey Ale if the petition achieves the required threshold of 25,000 signatures. The petition is getting big play in social media, but still needs more than 14,770 signatures before Sept. 17 for the White House to act.
Launched on August 18, signing the petition requires creating an account on WhiteHouse.gov.'s 'We the People' site. SIGN the White House beer petition here.
The last time the White House issued an official response to a food-related petition was January of 2012, when Doug McKalip of the White House Rural Council/Domestic Policy Council responded to a petition about raw milk sales. A petition launched in May from the Just Label It campaign asking the Obama Administration to support mandatory labeling for GMO foods is now closed, after receiving 33,193 signatures. It has not received a White House response. (Above: The petition on Wednesday morning)
CLICK HERE for an interview with Brad Magerkurth, the citizen President Obama presented with a bottle of homebrew.
*Beer photo by Pete Souza/White House