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.

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.

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Why Mickey Mouse’s 1998 copyright extension probably won’t happen again

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Judges: North Carolina must redraw GOP's gerrymandered map

Another major victory against partisan gerrymandering

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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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