What We Do

Represent.Us is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and give voters a stronger voice. Together, we’re fixing our corrupt political system – so our leaders represent us.

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

How We Do It

We’re going around Congress to put powerful reforms on the ballot, where the people can vote for them directly. (No politicians required.)

In November 2014, a bipartisan coalition of Represent.Us members in Tallahassee, Florida, put America’s first municipal Anti-Corruption Act on the ballot – and they won. Since then, voters have passed initiatives for sweeping anti-corruption reforms in more than a dozen cities and states across America. In 2016, for the first time ever, comprehensive statewide anti-corruption legislation is on the ballot in two states: South Dakota and Washington.

State by state, we are ending corruption – and putting voters at the heart of our political system.

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Our Advisors

Advisory Council

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
YuChiang Cheng
President, Topgolf Media
Richard Painter
Former Ethics Advisor to President George W. Bush
Brad Templeton
Chairman Emeritus, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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
Gabriel Baldinucci
Chief Strategy Officer, Singularity University
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
Lawrence Lessig
Harvard Law School Professor
Elisa Jagerson
CEO, Speck Design
Allen Johnson
Ron Garan
Former NASA Astronaut
Cecelia Frontero
Occupy Wall Street
Rob Schaaf
Missouri State Senator
(R-St. Joseph)

Creative Council

Lorenzo di Bonaventura Council Chair
Film Producer
David O. Russell
Film Director
Katie McGrath
Adam McKay
Film Director
Sean Kisker
Entertainment Executive
J.J. Abrams
Film Director/Producer
Matt Weiner
Film Writer/Producer
Jamie Wolf
Film Producer
Amy Baer
Film Producer
Kevin Messick
Film Producer
Doug Wick
Film Producer
Phil Rosenthal
Television Writer/Producer
Eric Stern
Film Producer
Scott Greenberg
Animation Producer
Todd Lieberman
Film/Television Producer
Bob Myman
Entertainment Lawyer
Joe Carnahan
Film Producer
Jon Turteltaub
Film Producer
Laura Nix
Film Producer
Shira Piven
Film Director
Chris Henchy
Film Producer
Stephen Nemeth
Film Producer
Jordan Dunn
Film Writer/Actor
Matt Reilly
Film Producer
Michael Kvamme
Film Writer/Producer
Kevin Goetz
Entertainment Marketing Research
Courtenay Valenti
Ben Bray
Film Stunt Coordinator
Ben Press
Talent Manager

Our Organization

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 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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