We the People Massachusetts is a non-partisan, all-volunteer network of citizens across the Commonwealth devoted to the cause of democracy.
Our nation was founded on the principle that “We, the People,” are to govern ourselves through our elected representatives. But the Supreme Court has extended to corporations constitutional rights meant only for individuals and ruled that money spent to influence elections is protected free speech. Because of these rulings our government today is controlled by, and hence serves, powerful special interests, including global corporations and the very wealthy, instead of all the people.
A necessary step toward government of, by, and for the people is to amend the U.S. Constitution to affirm that:
- The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of individual human beings only
- Money spent to influence elections is not protected free speech and may be regulated to ensure equal access to the political process for all Americans
The mission of We the People Massachusetts is to share our deep concern about this crisis of governance and to unite with others to win ratification of the amendment described above.
Remembering our commonwealth’s place in history, we add our voices to those of the great movements of the past, which sought to make the dream of democracy for all Americans a reality.
Currently WtPMA consists of nine local chapters, and we're continuing to grow. Use the contact us page to find out more about activities near you or to start a new chapter in your area!
Metro Northwest (Sudbury)
Metro Southwest (Medway)
North Central (Lancaster)
North Shore (Salem)
South Shore (Sharon)
Berkshires (Great Barrington)
Citizens for Economic Democracy (Fairhaven)