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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Nov 30, 2017
WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
All citizens deserve equal representation in elections
All citizens deserve an equal ability to choose our leaders
EQUAL RIGHT TO VOTE
All citizens deserve equal access to the ballot box
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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A great illustration of how an extremely unfair map could look like in PA: Dems could win just 3 out of 18 seats with close to 50% of popular..
Congress probably won’t try to extend copyright terms again because of the grassroot mobilized opposition that’s been done in the past decade…
Another major victory against partisan gerrymandering
Check out this great podcast series by FiveThirtyEight on gerrymandering
Another defensive win for voting rights. Lawsuits/procedural challenges have been very effective in this environment.
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.