Our journey began before member #1
We began this journey with the generous support of our Founders who have donated exactly $1,000 each. Some wanted to give more, so we decided to treat any individual’s support of more than $1,000 as an interest-free loan which will be repaid to them once our financial resources will allow it. We further decided to limit the amount of such loans to a maximum of $9,000 per person.
Those decisions were made early in our formation so that we would never be influenced by large donors or other types of benefactors. We will not accept any free goods, services or cash donations from any corporation and we pay the prevailing rates for all outside products and services we procure. We are committed to transparency in all of our finances and will make our quarterly financial reports available to you online. We are still accepting funds from new Founders so please click here to let us know you are interested.
Each of our members pays $9.95 per month to Wethepeople.org, Inc., our 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation. While our member base is still small, most of our operating expenses are paid from the donations received from Founders. But over time, the member base will grow to a substantial monthly income stream and we will increase our operating expenses to fulfill our mission as the people’s voice in Washington. We hope to attract at least 2 million members within the next 5 years.