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    We believe that every single issue we care about — from climate change to gun safety, from health care to military spending — cannot be fixed until we FIX DEMOCRACY FIRST

    Equal Citizens — a nonprofit founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig — is dedicated to reforms that will achieve citizen equality. Through a series of projects that aim to restore the core promise of citizen equality in our Constitution, we will end the corruption of our representative democracy.

    LATEST NEWS

    Drawing Inspiration From Alaska

    Drawing Inspiration From Alaska

    Title Drawing Inspiration From Alaska In this episode, Adam Eichen speaks with Scott Kendall and Jason Grenn of Alaskans for Better Elections, the campaign that successfully brought ranked choice voting and top four nonpartisan primaries to Alaska through a ballot...

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    Title The Second Annual Democracy Awards Description: On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen present the awards for best and worst actors in our democracy. Some award winners will surprise you — and others not so much.... Music: Roundpine by Blue Dot Sessions...

    What Do We Make of 2020?

    What Do We Make of 2020?

    Title What Do We Make of 2020? Description: On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss their takeaways from 2020. They reflect on how well our democracy withstood COVID-19 and unprecedented attacks by Donald Trump. The two also highlight the importance of...

    OUR PROJECTS

    ELECTORS FREEDOM

    Resolving the constitutional freedom of presidential electors.

    We are currently providing legal help to the electors in Colorado and Washington who were threatened or fined by their state government for voting their conscience in 2016. Learn more →

    ANOTHER WAY PODCAST

    Can we make 2020 something more than a civil war between Democrats and Republicans?

    Is there a way to make the 2020 election about something more than simply defeating President Trump? Can it become an election that unites America? Can we leverage what unifies America, and get an (unrigged) democracy that could work? That’s the hope described in this six episodes — Another Way, Season One. Listen →

    RANKED CHOICE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT

    End the spoiler effect once and for all.

    The ability to vote for a candidate who can represent you best is an essential part of a democracy. Yet, because of the two-party system in America, third party candidates are too often “spoilers,” not choices. Learn more →

    OUR PROJECTS

    EQUAL VOTES

    A legal challenge to the winner-take-all allocation of electoral 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. We plan to challenge this system in the courts. Join this fight for citizen equality. Learn more →

    END SUPER PACS

    We’re fighting super PACs in Alaska.If we win, we could end super PACs nationwide.

    Working with citizens in Alaska — where state law gives citizens the right to demand election law be enforced — we want to take this question to the Supreme Court: What would the Framers have said about super PACs? Learn more →

    ANOTHER WAY PODCAST

    Is there a way to make the 2020 election about something more than simply defeating President Trump? Can it become an election that unites America? Can we leverage what unifies America, and get an (unrigged) democracy that could work? That’s the hope described in this six episodes — Another Way, Season One.
    Listen →

    ELECTORS FREEDOM

    We are currently providing legal help to the electors in Colorado and Washington who were threatened or fined by their state government for voting their conscience in 2016.
    Learn more →

    RANKED CHOICE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT

    End the spoiler effect once and for all.

    The ability to vote for a candidate who can represent you best is an essential part of a democracy. Yet, because of the two-party system in America, third party candidates are too often “spoilers,” not choices. Learn more →

    WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

    EQUAL
    REPRESENTATION

    Citizens should be represented equally in elections

    EQUAL
    DEPENDENCE

    Representatives should depend on citizens equally

    EQUAL FREEDOM
    TO VOTE

    Citizens should have the same opportunity to vote

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