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.

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 I Changed My Mind On Net Neutrality

Smart piece by Mike Masnick about #NetNeutrality.

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Collins: I haven't decided on tax vote

Maine constituents should let Sen. Susan Collins know how they feel about this tax bill: https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact

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Rep. Ro Khanna: ISPs Are Violating Net Neutrality By “Zero Rating” Certain Apps

Lessig: “I know some were skeptical, but my friend Ro Khanna proves himself again and again. Here he is on the leading edge of the #NetNeutrality..

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Tax bill could make 'dark money' political contributions tax deductible

“This is taxpayer-subsidized ‘Citizens United'”

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The Neutrality Network – Words That Matter – Medium

Lawrence Lessig’s essay on “neutrality” as the word that mattered most in 2017 for @medium. #WordsThatMatter2017

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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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