Our Mission:

The mission of We the People Eugene is to create democracy by building social movements dedicated to:

  1. Ending the excessive influence of corporations and other moneyed interests over our political and economic systems, and
  2. Building peoples-based democratic communities founded on the natural rights of humans and the environment.


We believe:

  • that America was founded on the principles of government by and for the people, with politicians accountable to We the People.
  • that the single greatest threat to this principle is the rapidly expanding role of excessive individual and corporate money¬† in politics and government.
  • that a most alarming example of that threat is the 2010 Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court, which opens the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on political campaigns.
  • it is self-evident that corporations are not persons!¬† Thus, we believe that the only organizations that should be allowed to spend money to influence government and political decisions are people united for the purpose of expressing jointly held political views.
  • that while corporations can play a productive role in society, they should not be allowed to bribe our politicians, distort our politics, and take power from local people and communities.
  • that a broad-based non-partisan movement is necessary to restore and protect our democracy.