News agencies in Georgia have reported that there atleast 25 states, including Georgia, that filed petitions with the Federal Government to "peacefully secede" from the Union.
Did you or anyone you know in Southwest Atlanta sign the petition or intending to sign the petition?
According to a CBS Atlanta report, "petitions have been signed by people in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas."
These petitions are not to be taken as a serious threat, but still the White House will officially review and respond to a particular petition only after it has met a threshold of 25,00 signatures. At last count, Georgia had 529 signatures according to the White House Petition website. (CBS reports that there are over 10,000 GA signatures)
To be fair, The White House Petition website is a place where "We the People" can petition our government for anything. So please do not be alarmed, this is actually a good way to see democracy at work and citizens expressing their ideas in a peaceful manner.