Watch Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark from Ward 5

Address the Recent Protest & Harassment Incident at Elk Horn

with City Council on Feb. 10, 2020

Eugene Wake Up

Let’s Stop The Crime & Lawlessness in Eugene

Eugene Oregon is in Crisis!

Lawlessness, Crime, Vandalism, Theft, Assaults, & Property Destruction negatively impact Eugene’s businesses, families, community, and local economy.

We have seen these problems reach new heights, and we feel our community is reaching a tipping point. For years, our businesses, employees, and bottom line has been negatively impacted.  Here are some of the more recent impacts to our businesses and livelihoods. Our goal is to create a support group made up of local business owners to help those whose establishment has fallen victim to a crime like vandalism.

State Farm Insurance – Dec. 18th 2019

Broken Glass Bar – Jan. 3rd 2020

Brail’s Restaurant – Feb. 26th 2020

Elk Horn  Brewery – Oct. 15th & Nov. 5th 2019

Julie King- Oct, 10th 2019

Overhead Door Company- Nov. 15th 2019

Join businesses from around our community

To Make Our Voices Heard & Create Change Within Our City

Small business owners and community members in Eugene are making their voices heard about crime in the city. Eugene Wake Up is a pro small business Non Partisan group committed to making our community safer. We will step in and help our fellow small business owners in any way we can, from lobbying, to clean up to filling small financial gaps.

Wake Up Eugene emerged from a meeting of five dozen local businesses with a mission to unite small business owners to drive policy that improves our community. It’s a nonpartisan group that wants to work with the city on solutions to the challenges of homelessness. What makes it different is that it doesn’t shy away from the obvious fact that the challenges of homelessness affect more than just the people living on the streets.

We know that good policy – the fundamental principles that guide our governments- intersects with a small business’s bottom line, the livelihood of its employees, and the health of our community.

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Local News & Media Coverage

Do activists have freedom of speech in private spaces?

Do activists have freedom of speech in private spaces?

Recent protest at Eugene’s Elk Horn Brewery may hearken back to ‘history’ but right to free speech has limitations on private property   A video clip of Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark calling a recent protest inside Elk Horn Brewery “an assault” during Monday’s...

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Homeless Camp to Be Cleared  Out in Downtown Eugene

Homeless Camp to Be Cleared Out in Downtown Eugene

For weeks, tents have gathered at a property across the street from the federal courthouse in Eugene, and on Monday campers were told they have to leave. EUGENE, Ore. -- For weeks, tents have gathered at a property across the street from the federal courthouse in...

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After rash of crime, private security patrols to begin near UO

After rash of crime, private security patrols to begin near UO

Victimized by an attempted arson and break-ins, a local business owner and more than a half-dozen sororities near the University of Oregon campus are splitting the cost for unarmed security patrols. The patrols are in response to increasing concerns about lawlessness,...

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Privately Funded Foot Patrols To Launch In Eugene

Privately Funded Foot Patrols To Launch In Eugene

  EUGENE, Ore. --- The University of Oregon, Eugene Wake Up, and UO sororities are gearing up to take security into their own hands -- by launching privately funded foot patrols to fight lawlessness. Stephen Sheehan created the movement "Eugene Wake Up" to...

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world. –Gandhi

Local Businesses & Community Members

What’s On Your Mind?

Being #1 is shamefully embarrassing

Citizens need to stand up for clean streets, a safe environment for everyone. City and County Counselors do not stand for the hard working people here. Being #1 is shamefully embarrassing. The city planners have a vision of a market place, a thriving downtown but all I see is filth.

– Lawrence V.

Save Eugene before it’s too late

We are losing our city to lawlessness and drugs. Save Eugene before it’s too late. I do not hate homeless people or wish them harm but I am concerned about the drug addicts and anarchists and they need to GO.

– Diane D.

I Recommend Eugene Wake Up

I recommend Eugene Wake Up, if you’re frustrated with all the violence and lawlessness that is happening in and around our city, speak up and play an active role in finding a solution. The frustration is borne out of a lack of action by the the people we elect to govern and manage our city. It isn’t an “Us v.s. Them”, group, it’s a group of concerned business owners and private citizens, who wish to live in a city that is safe and free of violence and thugs who terrorize and menace our community.

– Chris B.