As the Democrats’ big anti-corruption/voting-rights bill H.R. 1 slides into the GOP Senatorial black hole, the grass-roots activism behind it may need a new home. One option is the non-profit group RepresentUs, which has a cool new video narrated by Jennifer Lawrence: Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis.” Described in the Washington Post as “a 12-minute lecture … that’s part civics lesson and part rallying cry,” it’s worth watching.
RepresentUs has been working to building a non-partisan movement around The American Anti-Corruption Act, which “sets a standard for local, state, and federal laws that fix our broken elections, stop political bribery, and end secret money.” RepresentUs has spearheaded over 100 anti-corruption acts and resolutions across the country, including big wins around gerrymandering and campaign finance. It can’t match the immediate effect of a tipped election, but by enlisting Republicans and independents in anti-corruption activism, its long-range impact could be greater. (And it might be a way to engage your more centrist relatives!)