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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 →

    CREATIVE DEMOCRACY CONTEST

    You make it. We promote it. Together, we can save democracy.

    Creative Democracy is a design contest for democracy reform related graphics, memes, and videos. #CreativeDemocracy Learn more →

    FIX THE CLASSICS ACT

    Help us stop Congress from selling our culture to the highest bidder.

    The CLASSICS Act would give a new right for already created work, protecting them until 2067; which means, in some cases, for a term of more than 140 years! In exchange, the public gets nothing. 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 →

    CREATIVE DEMOCRACY CONTEST

    You make it. We promote it. Together, we can save democracy. Creative Democracy is a contest for creative, passionate people.
    Learn more →

    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 →

    FIX THE CLASSICS ACT

    The CLASSICS Act would give a new right for already created work, protecting them until 2067; which means, in some cases, for a term of more than 140 years! In exchange, the public gets nothing. Help us stop Congress from selling our culture to the highest bidder.
    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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