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


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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Only Half of Americans Believe Elections Are Fair and Open, UVA Poll Shows

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Voting equipment maker sold systems with remote-access software

If swing states use machines like this in 2020, Putin will be really happy. We need federal election security standards NOW.

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Remember when everything was not an EXISTENTIAL battle? (Aka: The CLASSICS Act, v2.)

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Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security

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