Represent.Us is a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated towards clean elections not influenced by big money and complete fidelity of elected officials to constituent needs rather than fidelity to personal gain (for example, political support, power, money, etc.) in the San Francisco peninsula and south bay.
Bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to reduce corruption* in the San Francisco peninsula and south bay geographies by driving: - Campaign finance reform - Campaign finance disclosure standards - Representative districting - Election process reform - Public financing
Our strategy revolves around passing laws throughout the different towns and cities of Silicon Valley, as well as the state of California. We are a local chapter of a national organization that has passed binding legislation regarding campaign finance reform in places like Florida, South Dakota, Seattle, Massachusetts, Maine, and many other jurisdictions, including the city of San Francisco itself, where we have another chapter. The national organization includes on its board figures like Trevor Potter, former FEC chair, and Larry Lessig, outspoken critic of how money turns heads in American politics. Learn more about our national organization at www.represent.us.
Feel free to ask us any questions on how elections and money work in the Bay Area or in California, and how you can help towards making elections represent people instead of dollars.