What We Do

We are building a fiercely non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.

You can learn more about the policies we support at anticorruptionact.org




America’s anti-corruption laws are dangerously out of date. With so many perfectly legal ways to exchange money for favorable treatment from politicians, “quid pro quo” bribery has become obsolete. Our broken system requires the people to buy access to their own government: This is the new face of corruption in the United States. 

How We Do It

In November 2014, Tallahassee, Florida passed America’s first municipal Anti-Corruption Act to protect their government from Big Money’s influence. In cities throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois, Represent.Us chapters helped pass Anti-Corruption Resolutions, laying the groundwork for national change.

We are building on this momentum to pass Anti-Corruption Acts in several cities and states across the nation in 2015 and 2016, each supported by locally organized Represent.Us chapters. Represent.Us chapters create real, non-partisan, grassroots political power from the bottom up.

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Our History

2011American Anti-Corruption Act drafted
11/2012Represent.Us campaign launched
2013First local chapters
7/2014Princeton, NJ passes first Anti-Corruption Resolution
11/2014Tallahassee, FL passes first Anti-Corruption Act
2015500,000 members, 10 Acts and Resolutions
5/20162 statewide campaigns launched.

Our Advisors

Our 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
Lawrence Lessig
Harvard Law School Professor
Richard Painter
Former Ethics Advisor to President George W. Bush
Cecelia Frontero
Occupy Wall Street
Buddy Roemer
Former Governor of Louisiana
Tom Whitmore
DC Tea Party Patriots
Hadi Partovi
Ian Ayres
William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale University
Bruce Ackerman
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
Todd Dipaola
Co-founder, Vantage Media
Mark McKinnon
GOP Strategist
Dennis M. Kelleher
Better Markets
Jack Abramoff
Former Lobbyist
Nick Penniman
Issue One
David Levine
American Sustainable Business Council
Bayan Towfiq
Founder and CEO, Flowroute
Albert Wenger
Partner, Union Square Ventures
Ethan Beard
Joe Greenstein
Co-founder and CEO, Flixster
Jonathan Haidt
Professor, NYU
James “Gus” Speth
Professor, Vermont Law School
John Pudner
Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic
Norman J. Ornstein
American Enterprise Institute
Catherine Baer
Tea Party Network Chair
Nick Rubin
Entrepreneur and Student

Lanae Erickson
Vice President of Social Policy and Politics, Third Way

Rick Thompson
Signia Venture Partners

Douglas E. Schoen
Democratic Campaign Consultant
Elisa Jagerson
CEO, Speck Design
Allen Johnson
Ron Garan
Former NASA Astronaut

Our Funding Sources

We are a not-for-profit entity funded by donations from our supporters. We also receive grants from philanthropic organizations. A list of our funders is available upon request by email. For more information, please contact us at donate@represent.us

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