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RepresentUs is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for state and local laws based on model legislation called the American Anti-Corruption Act. It is a proposal to overhaul lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections. We are a powerful movement of independents, progressives, and conservatives is building on America's long tradition of pursuing federal reform through the states.

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Democracy in the Time of Covid

Organizer: RepresentUs

As our nation faces crisis after crisis, the dangerous and damaging effects of our broken political system are cast in stark relief. Our crashing economy, skyrocketing death toll, and social unrest are emerging as Exhibits A, B, and C of our government's failure to perform its most basic function: protecting the people.

Join RepresentUs Co-Founders Josh Silver and Joshua Graham Lynn for a provocative presentation and interactive Q&A session. You'll get the chance to:

  • Hear how the anti-corruption movement is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and learn concrete steps you can take to help ensure every American can vote safely in 2020.
  • Get updates on the most important campaigns to fix our democracy in 2020, and get a sneak peak at where the movement is going in 2021, 2022, and beyond.
  • Ask them anything! The Co-founders are looking forward to opening the floor to your questions, so they can dig into what's most on your minds.
Location: Webinar

Democracy in the Time of Covid

Organizer: RepresentUs

As our nation faces crisis after crisis, the dangerous and damaging effects of our broken political system are cast in stark relief. Our crashing economy, skyrocketing death toll, and social unrest are emerging as Exhibits A, B, and C of our government's failure to perform its most basic function: protecting the people.

Join RepresentUs Co-Founders Josh Silver and Joshua Graham Lynn for a provocative presentation and interactive Q&A session. You'll get the chance to:

  • Hear how the anti-corruption movement is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and learn concrete steps you can take to help ensure every American can vote safely in 2020.
  • Get updates on the most important campaigns to fix our democracy in 2020, and get a sneak peak at where the movement is going in 2021, 2022, and beyond.
  • Ask them anything! The Co-founders are looking forward to opening the floor to your questions, so they can dig into what's most on your minds.
Location: Webinar
Big Picture
Unbreaking America: Justice for Sale

New film argues political corruption prevents criminal justice reform

Griffiths is the editor of Independent Voter News.

Current events have turned everyone's attention to the nation's criminal justice system. Most Americans agree that the system is broken. Yet, in a new "Unbreaking America" film, RepresentUs makes the case that the criminal justice system remains broken because the broken U.S. political system keeps it that way.

"Even though crime rates across the U.S. are going down, America locks up seven times more people now than we did in 1970," actor and RepresentUs Cultural Council member Omar Epps says in the opening. "We, as Americans, put more people behind bars than any other nation in the world — both as a percentage of population and in total numbers."

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