If government OF the people is to be government FOR the people, we must have GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE!
Government by the People is a political action committee supporting a ballot initiative for proportional representation in the General Assembly in Missouri. This web site is designed to serve as a resource and organizing hub for concerned citizens who want to work together to get this proposal on the ballot in and passed into law in Missouri in 2020.
The initiative is a powerful form of direct democracy, giving citizens in twenty-four states the right to propose and pass laws (including amendments to the state constitution in some states) without the approval or involvement of the state legislature or governor. Getting the initiative in place in these states was a major victory for the Progressive Movement in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
On this website you will find information regarding the details of the initiative process in Missouri; information about proportional representation, including the details of our proposal; links for concerned citizens who want to sign our petition, volunteer to gather signatures, or actively support our effort in other ways; and news regarding our progress.
If you’ve had enough of politics-as-usual, click on one or more links in the sidebar on the right of each page on this website. There are lots of ways to get involved:
Stay informed by signing up to receive our eNewsletters (in the sidebar). We only send one out when there is news of interest. We will not flood your inbox and there will never be a request for a contribution included in our eNewsletters. We will keep you informed of updates to our web site, significant developments, and events that may be of interest to you.
If you live in one of the states that has the initiative (or an adjoining state), please click on “Join the Campaign” and get as involved in our efforts as you would like: simply indicate a willingness to sign petitions, volunteer to help gather signatures, or help us organize events.