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    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.

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    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    Title The Fight For Voting Rights Reform For this week's episode, we are re-broadcasting the audio of an Equal Citizens event held on March 31st, 2021 entitled, "The Fight For Voting Rights Reform: The Path To H.R. 1 and H.R. 4". The event featured Lawrence Lessig...

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Title Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman Lawrence Lessig speaks with Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. The two discuss the history of the U.S. political party system, polarization and partisanship, reform, and...

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    Swamp Stories With Weston Wamp

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    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 →

    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 →

    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