FIX DEMOCRACY FIRST
Our framers promised us a representative democracy. Our politicians have given us anything but. From the corrupting influence of money in politics, to the gerrymandering of congressional districts, to the games played to suppress the vote, to the absurd way that states allocate electoral college votes, our government has destroyed the core promise of a Republic – that citizens would be equal and represented equally.
Equal Citizens — a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig — is dedicated to reforms that will achieve citizen equality. We will launch a series of campaigns, both legal and political, that will end the corruption of our representative democracy by restoring the core promise of citizen equality in our Constitution.
WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
All citizens deserve equal representation in elections
All citizens deserve an equal ability to choose our leaders
Equal Right to Vote
All citizens deserve equal access to the ballot box
CURRENT PROJECT: EQUAL VOTES
In a Democracy, All Votes Should Count Equally
In our democracy, when voting for the President, they do not
Lawrence Lessig and others have made the case that the winner-take-all process of choosing electors violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. See how Lessig lays out this argument and explores what a successful legal challenge to the Electoral College might look like.
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Equal Citizens is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to reforms that will achieve citizen equality. We manage campaigns, both legal and political, that will end the corruption of our representative democracy by restoring the core promise of equality.