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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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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Dark money is a plague on our democracy.
Could Alaska help abolish Super PACs? We think so. Check out our chief counsel Jason Harrow’s explanation why.
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Brett Kavanaugh, Who Has Ruled Against Campaign Finance Regulations, Could Bring an Avalanche of Big Money to Elections
Very worrisome. The Founders intended our politics be dependent upon the people alone. Not the rich more than the poor.
According to Jason Harrow, our chief counsel, there may still be a path for the Supreme Court to end gerrymandering.
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