The Plan

crowd·source - ˈkroudˌsôrs/ verb 1. obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

We have all signed petitions before, but crowdsourcing a bill is a much bigger task. We have some ideas for how to proceed, but first we need to hear from you, so please sign in to gain access to member only surveys that will help finalize our strategy.

Can't wait to start looking at legislation? Start adding your comments to this Google Doc where we are assembling the different parts behind the CEA.

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  • commented 2016-01-14 22:37:36 -0500
    Thanks Casey, yes the very first bill we will be reviewing is the Ranked Choice Voter Act (RCVA), which actually has a far superior approach to end gerrymandering (where politicians rig districts to be “safe” for their party). Instead of incredibly complex “independent” redistricting for a single seat, the RCVA proposes going back to simple multi-member districts (what we had at our founding). The result is larger districts with multiple representatives, which means that you get a more representative mix of winners. For more details, take a look at all the great resources our partners at FairVote have pulled together: http://www.fairvote.org/rcv_for_congress#what_are_the_benefits_of_the_rcv_act
  • commented 2016-01-14 18:07:51 -0500
    Obama said, “We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters and not the other way around.” Is EqualCitizens.us addressing this issue?
  • commented 2015-12-15 17:17:55 -0500
    Thanks Jacob, we have been making fairly constant revisions since the end of Lessig’s campaign. A lot of the details are now linked, and by April we will have a rich collection for helping cosponsors navigate these crucial reforms.
  • commented 2015-12-06 10:45:24 -0500
    Please present the platform of ideas behind CEA on the site. Even if things change, messaging must clearly state what’s wrong and what we are doing to fix it. Right now the site is too ambiguous and only makes sense to those that already understood the movement. Essentially, we have marginalized our potential for growth. There are vague references to corruption, congressional stagnation, and Lawrence Lessig, but there are no solutions. Tell us about publicly financed campaigns, proportional voting, and automatic voter registration.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 14:26:30 -0500
    @lessig campaign is over, but work to #FixDemocracyFirst continues with the #CitizenEquality Act: The Plan
  • @jeremdow tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-24 14:26:28 -0500