We The People Are Powerful


Project Status: Complete


We The People Are Powerful: A Visual Guide to Understanding your Civic Liberties is a resource for citizens, helping them become more actively engaged within their local communities. It provides accessible explanations of the U.S. government's structure and responsibilities, and our relationship to it.

While the book was created to serve the greater Portland area, the website is a growing resource, useful to anyone, regardless of city or state.


This book was the first release from the Scout Books Equity Alliance

Visible Member Story:

“While many of us were feeling a bit hopeless following the 2016 election, our client Ben took those feelings and created a resource to inspire citizens to engage in democracy within their means.

We were happy to help Ben turn his efforts into something that was more widely accessible and we're excited to see how the resource grows.”

– Savannah, oof. Studio

Organization Story:

"I reached out to Visible to help pair me with designers who could help bring my project, We The People Are Powerful, a book dedicated to understanding civil liberties into a digital format. They paired me with OOF, a creative studio in Portland, OR. From the very beginning they were flexible and creative, as we brainstormed ideas to stay to true to the original format. I was always excited to receive updates from Savannah showing the progress they had made and ideas for the next phases of the project. Not knowing how to build a website, Savannah always made me feel included in the building process by proposing multiple options and suggesting ideas we could incorporate. The final website is what I imagined when I envisioned a digital version of We The People Are Powerful, I'm excited and proud to have collaborated with OOF! "

– Ben Charbonneau

Work completed:

Website Design + Development

Estimated Donated Value: $5,231

Project Team

Studio Partners oof. Studio

The Beauty Shop Studio