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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.

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

LATEST NEWS

Anchorage Daily News: Challenging super PACs in Alaska

Anchorage Daily News: Challenging super PACs in Alaska

We are longtime Alaskans. We’ve not been major donors to any political campaign ourselves but, with some alarm, we watched the deluge of political ads in the run-up to the November elections and could see that millions upon millions of dollars were spent in an attempt...

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