The petition was created on November 7th by Michael E from Slidell. The website doesn't reveal the full identity of those that have signed it, but has put a name to a signature. In the five days that the petition has been running, it has reached over half the required votes.

At this time, the petition has 12,605(as of 6:47 AM) votes total and will be running until December 7th to meet it's goal of 25,000 votes.This is the second threshold of the steps needed to take the petition to the next level. The website states that The White House will respond to the petition after the second level has been met.

The petition states

Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government."

The site can be accessed here and the bylaws state that a person must create an account in order to be able to sign petitions.