The Mission of The People

The People are everyday Americans working to find common ground and take action to create a more responsive government of, by, and for the people.

Guiding Principles

We seek to address the root causes of government ineffectiveness, not just symptoms. We work to produce truly non-partisan solutions in all we do. We do not seek to advantage one party or the other, but instead aim to reduce the unproductive effects of the current two-party political system. We entrust and empower the people of our country to lead government reform efforts and support their agency in all we do. We contribute to (re)building relationships and a sense of community across our country through our work together.

Core Values for The People Organization

  • We find commonality and identify our shared values and goals through a thoughtful and deliberative process. No one person dominates. Every voice is heard.
  • We convene diverse groups of Americans and empower everyday citizens to form the collective voice of the people.
  • We maintain civility and a nonpartisan agenda at all times.
  • We put out the call to serve. Citizens can sign up in their own state to become a leader and a volunteer to work on local reform projects.
  • The People decide. All major decisions, including which reform missions to take on, must be approved by a citizen board. The staff of The People is there to help and facilitate, not to dictate.
  • We care about representative democracy and about stopping politicians of all stripes from rigging the system behind closed doors to benefit themselves at the expense of the country.

Key Attributes of The People

  • Inclusive: The People seeks out, embraces and is accessible to people of different backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs. A non-partisan organization, The People is free from party affiliation, bias, influence or designation.
  • Patriotic: While The People recognizes that the United States of America isn’t perfect, we have a desire to see our nation succeed and have a deep, abiding love of our country and respect for the flag.
  • Fun: The People is working to have a lasting impact on increasing participation in government. In achieving its mission, we will be sure to enjoy our time together along the way!
  • Thoughtful: Our work is done in a collaborative manner from conception to execution incorporating feedback from team members as well as subject matter experts.
  • Forward-thinking: The People incorporates the newest and most advanced concepts, technology, tools and ideas in all the work we do.
  • Determined: We are not deterred by difficulty; when challenges or bumps in the road arise, we find a way forward.
  • Honest: We are genuine, sincere, direct, proactively transparent and work with integrity in all the work we do.

The People is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible. Also, we are required to certify that you received no goods or services in consideration of this contribution; therefore, the full amount of your gift is tax-deductible.


Our Contacts

2681 Cecil Street, Chicago, IL 60606



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