We have received widespread reports of technical problems registering with the We The People petition site as well as post-registration technical problems with signing the Access2Research petition itself.
It appears the vast majority of problems can be solved first logging out of the website and then logging back in. Once logged in, click on the link for the petition and you should be able to sign it.
If this does not work, try clearing your browser cache. The Indiana University IT department has put together a lovely guide to clearing your cache for all major browsers and operating systems. We now officially owe someone in Bloomington a cocktail.
If even this does not work, try logging into the website from a different browser than you normally use. If you don’t use Firefox, this might be a good time to start.
The subject says it all.
We are so grateful to our friends at the Wikimedia Foundation for their decision to join the fight for taxpayer access to the literature.
We’re about to pass 15,000 signatures on the taxpayer access petition. If you haven’t signed it yet, read no further. Go sign and then come back.
If you have signed it, it’s time to go back up the hill again. We need 10,000 more signatures to force a White House response. We’ve been very effective on Twitter and other social systems. But it’s time to go into the scary place - real life.
Go out and talk to a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, a family member. Sit with them for five minutes and get them registered on the wonky White House petition site, and get them signed up.
Get your +1 signed up today. And then tell us about it on Twitter with the #OAMonday hashtag.
We’re heading into a holiday weekend here in the States. Online work activity is going to slow to a crawl. Signatures are going to slow as well. But take the time to work the issue when you’re offline. Talk to people. Tell them your story, why you care. And get ready for the next big #OAMonday push day, which will probably be on Tuesday the 29 May since Monday is a federal holiday in the USA.
Don’t stop pushing. We’re not there yet.