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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February 21, 2018
WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
Citizens should be represented equally in elections
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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Lawrence Lessig: “The promise of democracy is that all votes count equally… Winner-take-all denies Americans that simple ideal. If you’re..
This excerpt is almost a decade old, but it still summarizes pretty accurately the “dependence corruption” of Congress.
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Watch this and other #EqualVotes press coverage videos here: https://equalvotes.us/2018/02/21/lawsuits-aim-to-change-winner-take-all-electoral-college-system/
Watch this great Electoral College reform panel discussion with Lawrence Lessig and speakers representing National Popular Vote and Making Every..
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.