Eugene voters, on November 6, 2012, overwhelmingly voted yes (73.5% to 26.5%) on an advisory question on corporate/union constitutional rights and campaign spending:
Shall Congress send to States constitutional amendment reversing negative impact of the Citizens United case and limit independent campaign spending?
See advisory vote details for more information.
We the People – Eugene is a grassroots network of citizens fighting corporate rule in all areas of politics and life. Research, community education, activist training, coalition building and multi-faceted, innovative community outreach are the hallmarks of our approach to social justice in the Eugene Oregon area.
We the People – Eugene was founded in 2011 as a nonprofit, independent coalition of individuals and groups responding to the growing devastation caused by growing wealth inequality, corrupt elections, and other adverse results of bad corporate behaviors that seriously harm the public good.
We the People – Eugene was also organized to facilitate a constitutional amendment process to reverse Supreme Court interpretations granting corporations the same constitutional rights as people, including the 2010 Citizens United ruling that allows unlimited corporate spending for or against individuals seeking public office.
We are determined, however, to pursue all alternatives that will eliminate the excessive influence of moneyed interests that now govern our politics, distort our priorities and remove common sense from our domestic and foreign policies
We are a local affiliate of the nation-wide movement Move to Amend. Please see MovetoAmend.org for more information.
See information about upcoming Democracy Schools put on by CELDF that we will be hosting in Eugene -