About 'We the People' Party

The campaign is proud to announce that supporters have formed a new political party that will get Bobby on the ballot in five states: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, and North Carolina. The party is called “We The People.”  

Most states offer independent presidential candidates two methods of achieving ballot access — as an individual candidate or as the nominee of a new party. The two processes often require different numbers of signatures. In most states, the individual candidate process requires fewer signatures. However, in some states, the party ballot access requires fewer signatures and is the most direct path to ballot access. Once a new party achieves ballot access this way, they can nominate the candidate of their choosing, in this case, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

With these party filings, we’re reducing the number of valid signatures we need to get on the ballot nationwide by 302,000, nearly a third of the total. In Hawaii and North Carolina, the new party will get ballot access through collecting signatures. In California and Delaware, the new party will get ballot access by registering members to the party online, 75,000 in California and 769 in Delaware. In Mississippi, the new party will be able to get ballot access without collecting any signatures or party registrations.

In California, you can register with the party online at the California Secretary of State’s website. Simply fill out the voter registration form there, select “other” as your party preference at the bottom of the form, and type in “We The People” in the box on the right. Please sign up for the party and encourage all of your family, friends, colleagues, and community members to join you. Each new member brings us one step closer to ballot access in California. You can find detailed instructions to register here (downloadable version here).

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was made to serve.

This past October, RFK Jr. returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the people” etched into the building by his side.

Standing in that historic place he said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”