About

About

A Movement for the People

Represent.Us is the non-partisan movement behind the American Anti-Corruption Act: a law that would overhaul campaign finance, impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws, and end secret political money. We are mobilizing millions of Americans to put an end to the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.

We believe that a government of, by, and for the people isn’t an idealistic fantasy — It’s non negotiable. Visit anticorruptionact.org to read the full provisions of the Act and learn more.

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors represents a broad political spectrum, from progressives to Tea Party conservatives. Confronting the kind of systemic corruption that’s paralyzing our government will require a massive movement — That means putting partisan differences aside and focusing on where we agree. Poll after poll has found that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents all support tough new anti-corruption laws. We’re working together to turn that support into action. 

THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV
Investment Banker

Theodore Roosevelt IV is a prominent Republican conservationist, and the great-grandson of President Roosevelt, serving on the boards of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the Wilderness Society, and as a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History, and the World Resources Institute. He is the chair of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

 

LAWRENCE LESSIG
Harvard Law School Professor

Professor Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University as well as a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Professor Lessig is the founder of Rootstrikers, an organization dedicated to ending corruption in government. Professor Lessig also sits on the advisory boards of the Sunlight Foundation and Americans Elect.

 

RICHARD PAINTER
Former Ethics Advisor to President George W. Bush

Professor Richard Painter is a Professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota. He served as the chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush. Professor Painter has also been active in law reform efforts aimed at deterring securities fraud and improving ethics of corporate managers and lawyers.

 

CECELIA FRONTERO
Occupy Wall Street

Cecelia Frontero is an active participant in the Occupy Wall Street movement with a focus on ending the undue influence of special interests in politics. She is an accomplished actor with credits that include numerous theatrical productions, television programs and audio book recordings.

 

BUDDY ROEMER
Former Governor of Louisiana

Buddy Roemer (R-LA) is a former four-term U.S. Congressman and one-term Governor of Louisiana. He is the CEO and President of Business First Bank, and a former GOP candidate for U.S. President.

 

TOM WHITMORE
DC Tea Party Patriots

Tom Whitmore is the head of the D.C. Tea Party Patriots. Mr. Whitmore is a retired C.E.O. of three small businesses, and now works to create an environment that encourages new activists to step up and become involved in the electoral process.

 

HADI PARTOVI
Investor

Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and angel investor. As an entrepreneur, he was on the founding teams of Tellme and iLike. As an angel investor and startup advisor, Hadi’s portfolio includes Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, OPOWER, Flixster, Bluekai, and many others. A graduate of Harvard University, Hadi is a strategic advisor to numerous startups including Facebook, Dropbox, OPOWER, and Bluekai, and serves on the board of TASER International. He is also an active angel investor with a wide range of investments.

 

JACK COGAN

Jack Cogan is a former chairman and managing partner of Hale and Dorr (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP) and a former chairman of that firm s Corporate Department. Mr. Cogan remains active in the financial services industry as non-executive chairman of Pioneer Investment Management USA, Inc. and president of the Pioneer Family of Mutual Funds (USA). He is a vice president and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life trustees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and chairman emeritus of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He served as trustee of Boston Medical Center and also was a former chairman of University Hospital (Boston).

 

DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
Democratic Campaign Consultant

Douglas E. Schoen is am influential campaign consultant with a client list that includes Bill Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Evan Bayh, and AT&T. He was a founding partner and principle strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, and is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling. Holding a degree from Harvard Law School as well as a PhD from Oxford University, he has authored numerous books and is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and FOX News.

 

TODD DIPAOLA
Co-founder, Vantage Media

Todd Dipaola co-founded Vantage Media and served as its CFO and VP Strategy. Under his tenure, Vantage became #31 in the Inc 500 list. In addition to angel investing and new online ventures, he serves on several public interest boards. He graduated as a Regents Scholar from UC Berkeley and completed a minor from the Goldman School.

 

MARK MCKINNON
GOP Strategist

For three decades, Mark McKinnon has been helping to solve complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong and Bono. McKinnon has helped engineer five winning presidential primary and general elections. McKinnon is co-founder of No Labels, a non-profit organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil discourse and problem solving in politics, and is co-chair of Arts+Labs. He currently serves on the boards of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Change Congress.

 

DENNIS M. KELLEHER
Better Markets

Dennis M. Kelleher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in the U.S. and global financial markets. He has held several senior staff positions in the United States Senate, most recently as the Chief Counsel and Senior Leadership Advisor to the Chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.

 

JACK ABRAMOFF
Former Lobbyist

Jack Abramoff is a former Washington super-lobbyist who became a master of exploiting the lobbying system, and later served three years for breaking lobbying laws. Mr. Abramoff authored the book Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America s Most Notorious Lobbyist. Mr. Abramoff continues to make media appearances to educate citizens on the corrupt practices in government.

 

NICK PENNIMAN
Fund for the Republic

Nick Penniman is the executive director of Fund for the Republic, a catalyst fund bringing new resources to efforts to confront the undue influence of monied interests over U.S. politics. Prior to his work at Fund for the Republic, Mr. Penniman was the Executive Director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. Mr. Penniman has worked as either a publisher or editor for several good-government magazines and newspapers, and blogs on the issue of money in politics for the Huffington Post.

 

DAVID LEVINE
American Sustainable Business Council

David Levine is the co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). ASBC is a growing coalition of business networks and businesses committed to advancing a new vision, framework and policies that support a vibrant, equitable and sustainable economy. Founded in 2009, ASBC and its organizational members represent more than 150,000 businesses and more than 300,000 individual entrepreneurs, owners, executives, investors and business professionals across the United States.

 

SUSAN MCCUE
Progressive Strategist

Susan McCue is a political strategist and President of Message Global LLC, a strategic public affairs firm founded to advance progressive campaigns, global non-profit advocacy, grassroots activism and corporate social responsibility. McCue served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. McCue later became the founding President & CEO of The ONE Campaign and elevated ONE into a national force. GQ Magazine named McCue one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington and Washingtonian Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington.

 

ALBERT WENGER
Partner, Union Square Ventures

Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm that specializes in internet/tech ventures. He has founded or co-founded five companies, an managed a broad range of technology projects.

 

ETHAN BEARD

Ethan Beard served until recently as Director of the Facebook Developer Network. He previously served as Director of Business Development at Facebook and led the team responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships. Ethan joined Facebook from Google, where he served as Director of Social Media and Director of New Business Development. Prior to Google, he spent several years as Director of Business Development for MTV Online. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from NYU Stern.

 

JOE GREENSTEIN
Co-founder and CEO, Flixster

Joe is co-founder and CEO of Flixster. Before Flixster, Joe was part of the startup team and head of product management at Edusoft, which was bought by Houghton-Mifflin in 2003. Joe graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors in economics from the Wharton School.

 

JONATHAN HAIDT
Professor, NYU

Professor Haidt is a social psychologist whose research examines the foundations of morality. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. The book helps explain the American culture war between left and right. Professor Haidt received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

JAMES “GUS” SPETH
Professor, Vermont Law School

James Gustave “Gus” Speth is a professor at Vermont Law School in 2010. He is the former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the U.N. Development Group. Prior to his service at the U.N., he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality in the Carter administration; and senior attorney and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Professor Speth serves on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council, World Resources Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New Economics Institute, New Economy Network, 1Sky, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. He graduated from Yale University, Oxford University and Yale Law School.

 

ROBERT H. REYNOLDS
Manager and Entertainment Attorney

Robert H. Reynolds, Esq. manages multi-platinum recording artists The Killers, as well as the recent, internationally successful solo release by Brandon Flowers. With an entertainment law practice in Las Vegas, he also represents authors, dancers, actors, UFC fighters, celebrity chefs and various bands signed to major and independent labels. Prior to managing The Killers and joining a Las Vegas law firm, he was President of the New York University Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Association, and an associate at Skadden, Arps in New York City.

 

NORMAN J. ORNSTEIN
American Enterprise Institute

Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics, who helped shape the “McCain-Feingold” reform law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a regular contributor to National Journal, The Atlantic and BBC News. His most recent book, with Tom Mann, is “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.”

 

BAYAN TOWFIQ
Founder and CEO, Flowroute

Bayan Towfiq has a strong entrepreneurial background with expertise in software architecture, information security, vulnerability development, and telephony. Bayan and his partners founded Flowroute in 2007. He designed the first telecom-switching platform used by the company and as CEO he has lead the company’s exponential growth in the VoIP market.

 

 

For more information, or how to get involved, email: info@represent.us
or call: 855.585.8100 x29

 

For a list of the founders of the Represent.Us campaign, click here.

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