Everyone knows our political system is broken.
Here’s what most people don’t know: We can fix it.

In just 11 minutes, Unbreaking America shows why nearly every issue we face as a nation is caught in the grip of corruption – and what we can do to stop it.

We’re launching a campaign to get 11 million people in the U.S. to watch Unbreaking America.

The Success of this Campaign Depends on You

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People who watch this short film are more likely to take action.

And studies show that when just 3.5% of a population engages in sustained activism, they have the power to push the entire nation to change. That’s 11 million people.

So start by watching the video, all the way through.

Then, join the campaign. Whether you’re someone who’d show it to your school, host an event in your home, or you have an idea of your own, you are the key to reaching 11 million Americans.

FAQ:

  • Where are your sources?

    Our Source page, here.

  • How do you know this plan will work?

    We know from our experience since 2012 that when people hear our strategy, they’re very likely to take action to help us win. A Columbia University report shows that when just 3.5% of a population engages in sustained activism, it can create a turning point for the entire nation.

    Our grassroots, state-and-local political strategy has worked throughout American history. A Bloomberg News study looking at women’s right to vote, marriage equality, prohibition, and other issues concluded that throughout US history, “a key event—often a court decision or a grassroots campaign reaching maturity—triggers a rush of state activity that ultimately leads to a change in federal law.”

  • Who came up with this plan?

    RepresentUs is not your average political nonprofit. We aren’t located in Washington D.C. We have staff and volunteers all around the country, progressives and conservatives.

    We made our mark in 2012 by bringing together Tea Party activists and the local chapter of the League of Women Voters to pass comprehensive anti-corruption reform in Tallahassee, FL. Since then, we’ve won over a hundred anti-corruption resolutions and laws in communities across the nation.

    Learn more at Represent.Us/about

  • Why 11 Million People?

    A Columbia University report shows that when just 3.5% of a population engages in sustained activism, it can create a turning point for the entire nation.

  • How can I help make this plan work?

    The very best thing you can do right now is help us reach 11 million Americans with the message in this film. Bring it to your school or community event, host a discussion at your home, livestream something to your massive online audience… whatever works for you.

    If that’s not your thing, consider joining The Common Wealth to make a monthly donation where 100% of your money goes straight to the anti-corruption fight.

  • Who’s behind RepresentUs?

    RepresentUs was launched by Josh Silver and Joshua Graham Lynn in 2012. We have a right-left Board of Directors and Advisory Council. Learn more here.

  • Why Jennifer Lawrence?

    Jennifer Lawrence is on the RepresentUs Board of Directors. Watch the film to hear her answer in her own words.

  • Who’s paying for all this?

    We are a not-for-profit entity funded by donations from our supporters. We also receive grants from philanthropic organizations. A full list of our funders is available here. To help fund our work, please consider joining the Common Wealth.