Our Current Non-Profit Portfolio
Change the Rules, Inc. is a nonprofit that impartially vets the non-partisan grassroots activism that is making the biggest difference in structural reform of the U.S political system. We maintain a portfolio of complementary initiatives for “changing the rules” of the system.
Below, learn more about the organizations in our portfolio and the Allocation of Donations.
Makingeveryvotecount.com — 15%
FairVote.org — 15%
FairVote.org. Fair Vote focuses on the adoption of ranked choice voting/instant runoff. Since 2103, 15 cities have passed ranked choice voting. In June, Maine became the first state to adopt RCV at the state-wide level. Research confirms that the process promotes majority support and reduces negative campaigning. As these benefits become more widely appreciated, momentum is building toward the goal of 10 governors elected in 2020 with ranked choice voting.
OpenPrimaries.org — 15%
OpenPrimaries.org. Closed primaries are the biggest form of voter suppression in the country. In 75% of elections, the outcome of the final election is determined in the first round of voting—the primary. 26 million voters, including almost half of all millennial voters, were barred from voting in the presidential primaries in 2106. Millions more registered Democrats and Republicans were prevented from voting for the candidate of their choice. For presidential, congressional, and state primaries, Open Primaries is moving from a fringe issue to a solid plank in a portfolio of political reforms.
Represent.us — 15%
Represent.us is a grassroots effort that focuses on passing ‘Anti-Corruption Acts’ in all 50 states. These are locally tailored ballot initiatives that focus on lobbyist bundling, revolving door practices
IssueOne.org — 10%
IssueOne.org is a ‘reformers caucus’ of former members of
Independentvoting.org — 10%
Independvoting.org serves as a strategy, communication and organizing center to connect and empower the 40% of Americans who identify themselves as independents. This large and growing group (50% of millennials) is a natural constituency for all the identified structural reforms designed to break the two-party monopoly on our political system.
IVN.us — 10%
IVN.us. Independent Voter Network is an independent news platform and a catalyst for electoral reforms such as the California Top-2 primary system.
Campaign Legal Center.org — 5%
Campaign Legal Center.org provided legal support in the areas of redistricting, campaign finance, ethics
ChangetheRule.org — 5%
Change the Rule.org. Change the Rule (singular) is devoted entirely to changing the rule for presidential debate access. There is ample evidence that the current 15% polling hurdle (established by a private organization called the Commission on Presidential Debates) is designed to exclude qualified 3rd party candidates.
CTR does not support any candidate, political party or policy – except changing the rules to create a broader representation, more choice and greater accountability in U. S. politics.