There is a petition recently added to We The People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov. Help this petition get 25,000 signatures by April 27, 2012! If this petition succeeds in getting 25,000 signatures, the White House will review the petition and respond!
This petition was brought to my attention from an email from Jay at Tumbleweed Houses.
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/nBE
This petition takes a minute to sign up for. If not for yourself, think of it as a personal favor. Read this petition, think of me, and sign it.
Here is some more information about the petition:
The 1000+ sq foot zoning requirements currently in place in most states, were initiated by lenders/municipalities, in an attempt to force Americans to build bigger homes, thus incurring larger debt (so lenders could make more$) and municipalities could charge higher taxes.This practice limits the ability of Americans to achieve the “American Dream” of home ownership in a structure size that suits their needs.There is a growing trend to build smaller homes but it is difficult because of these restrictions. Laws requiring homes to be1000+ sq feet are unconstitutional and should be abolished. States should be required to remove these laws so that more families can live within their financial means, in a structure that suits their needs, and supports their environmentally held beliefs.