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

Latest Equal Citizens Content

Colorado secretary of state and ‘Hamilton Electors’ reach deal to expedite case

October 25, 2017

Channel 7 – Denver
(ABC)

A group of self-professed “Hamilton Electors” has reached a deal with Colorado’s secretary of state to drop him from the lawsuit and to only pursue $1 each in damages…

Equal Votes: Let's fix the way we elect our presidents

September 14, 2017

Equal Votes
Launch Video

We have a plan to challenge the Electoral College in the Supreme Court, and we believe we can win—even in time for the 2020 election. Watch the video to learn more about how we’re going to fix the way we elect presidents. To get this off the ground, we need…

Equal Citizens.US Announces Agreement with CO Dep of State to Enable Quick Resolution of Critical Constitutional Question

October 25, 2017

Equal Citizens Press Release

EqualCitizens.US announced today an agreement with Colorado Department of State to enable a quick resolution of the lawsuit…

WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

Equal Representation

All citizens deserve equal representation in elections

Citizen-Funded Elections

All citizens deserve an equal ability to choose our leaders

Equal Right to Vote

All citizens deserve equal access to the ballot box

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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.

ABOUT US

Equal Citizens is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforms that will achieve citizen equality. We launch campaigns that will end the corruption of our representative democracy by restoring the core promise of equality.

 

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