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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 ways 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 that will end the corruption of our representative democracy by restoring the core promise of citizen equality in our Constitution.

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A lawsuit in Alaska can begin the end of SuperPACs

 

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What We Fight For

 

EQUAL REPRESENTATION 

Citizens should be represented equally in elections

 

EQUAL DEPENDENCE

Representatives should depend on citizens equally

 

EQUAL FREEDOM TO VOTE

Citizens should have the same opportunity to vote

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Our Current Project: Equal Votes

In a Democracy, All Votes Should Count Equally

In our democracy, when voting for the president, they do not

Because of the winner-take-all allocation of electoral votes, if you don’t vote for the candidate who wins your state, your vote counts for nothing. That violates the Constitution’s “one person, one vote” principle. Lawrence Lessig and an all-star legal team is filing a case in court to challenge this system. Join this fight for citizen equality.

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Charlie Baker signs automatic voter registration bill that could add thousands to state rolls - The Boston Globe

Huge win. “We think it is one of the strongest automatic voter registration bills in the country,” explains executive director of Common Cause..

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For Voters Sick of Money in Politics, a New Pitch: No PAC Money Accepted

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An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

Just going to leave this here…

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Def Con Hackers Easily Bust Into Voting Machines, But Will Tech Companies Listen?

Is it time to have a serious conversation about election security?

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