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Help The Honest Politician Crash the 2016 Election
Help fix America's corrupt political system by running a satirical candidate for president.
Represent.Us
Washington, United States
$75,720 USD total funds raised
103% funded on November 9, 2015

FEATURE! CBS Sunday Morning goes in depth with Honest Gil. Watch it here:

New Perk: Limited Edition Shepard Fairey Print

Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, created this new 18x24 print in support of Represent.Us’ anti-corruption work in cities and states across the country. These limited edition prints are signed and numbered by the artist and available exclusively as perks for this IndieGoGo Campaign. Only 200 available — get them before they’re gone!

* Please note that the prints will not be delivered before the holidays.



The Honest Political Campaign

Big-money special interests and lobbyists are corrupting our government. More money than ever before is flowing into our political system while America’s biggest problems go unsolved.

Enter, Honest Gil Fulbright: Gil is a satirical presidential candidate — an “honest politician” who will openly take any position on any issue in exchange for a large political contribution. We're running Gil in the most expensive presidential election in U.S. history to make sure America’s corruption crisis is the #1 issue for the entire 2016 race. With your help, Honest Gil will not only get the country talking about corruption, he'll get thousands more people involved with the growing movement to fix it.


WATCH: Honest Political Ad — Gil 4 Prez


America’s corruption crisis

The 2016 presidential race will be the most expensive election in U.S. history — projected to cost more than $10 billion! 


Politicians from both political parties are completely dependent on the handful of elites who bankroll their political careers. Big donors are buying politicians, and their lobbyists are writing our laws. Corruption is legal in America.


Things have gotten so bad, a 20-year study by top political scientists found that “the opinions of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact on public policy.”

One thing that does have an impact? Money. Economic elites, business interests, and people who can afford lobbyists get what they want, while the rest of us pay the price.


What’s the plan?

Represent.Us is a nationwide movement of conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between working together to fix corruption, and in 2016, we’re using Honest Gil to crash the presidential race.

If we hit our funding goal, we’ll create and promote a new Honest Political Ad to call out corruption every month until the big vote. We’ll crash campaign events, create billboards, and kick off Gil's campaign with a trip to the New Hampshire primaries — whatever it takes to get more Americans to wake up and join the ongoing fight to fix this problem. It’s all powered by this Indiegogo campaign.


What will the Honest Political Campaign actually accomplish?

It's time to stop doing business as usual, change the national conversation, and start demanding new laws to protect our communities from corruption. Americans pay the price for our corrupt political system every day. From the economy to the environment, taxes to government waste, it's the root cause of nearly every major problem we face. Yet the press continues to treat the problem as a “wonky,” fringe issue. Gil's campaign is designed to help change that.

Satire has worked before. Now it will work again.

In 2012, a study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that Stephen Colbert’s satirical super PAC taught more people about corruption than the actual news.

So in 2014, we ran Honest Gil for Senate in Kentucky, and he was an instant hit. Gil’s 2014 ads were viewed more than 10 million times, and hundreds of media outlets, including the Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and BBC Radio picked up the story. Millions were introduced to the movement, and thousands of new volunteers helped pass 8 Anti-Corruption Acts and Resolutions across the country. And that was all in a midterm Senate race. Imagine how big we can go if we tap into the media frenzy that's already surrounding the 2016 presidential election. 


Where will my money go?

Every dollar we raise will help put Honest Gil — and political corruption — in the national spotlight for the entirety of the 2016 presidential cycle, and get Americans everywhere involved in fixing corruption.

When we hit our funding goal, we will:

  • Bring the Honest Political Campaign to the New Hampshire primaries. We’ll put real presidential candidates smack in the center of our satirical campaign and essentially force the national media to cover our work.

  • Create at least one "Honest Political Ad" video every month from now until Nov. 2016. And we’ve got some incredible ideas in store...Don’t you want to meet Mrs. Fulbright?

  • Create billboards calling out the other candidates’ biggest donors and make serious noise about their unscrupulous backroom dealmaking.

  • Create partnerships with A-list celebrities and some of the biggest names in internet comedy. Yes, we’ve already got some surprise appearances lined up, we just need to fund the productions.


Quid Pro Quo Perks

Because that's how business is done in Washington



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Gil Fulbright? Can I actually vote for him?

Gil Fulbright is a fake, satirical candidate for president of the United States who’s brutally honest about representing big money, special interests, and lobbyists over the American people. He’s the face of the Honest Political Campaign run by Represent.Us, a nationwide campaign of conservatives, progressives and everyone in between, working together to fix America’s corrupt political system.

Who’s behind all this?

We’re Represent.Us, a nationwide campaign of conservatives, progressives and everyone in between working together to pass anti-corruption legislation in cities and states across the country. These laws protect our local communities from corruption, force politicians to represent people instead of special interests, and build momentum for national reform. You can learn more about who we are and the policies we support at http://represent.us


Corruption is a serious issue. How will something this goofy help?

Behind Gil Fulbright is a serious campaign to fix America’s corrupt political system. Honest Gil represents an opportunity to bring an unprecedented level of national attention to our issue. Your contribution to Gil’s run is helping the Represent.Us community fight corruption in our hometowns, our states, and all the way to Congress. Together, we can win this.

Perks
$150
USD
+ Shipping
Exclusive Shepard Fairey Print
Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, created this new 18x24 print in support Represent.Us’ anti-corruption work in cities and states across the country. These limited edition prints are signed and numbered by the artist and available exclusively as perks for this IndieGoGo Campaign. Only 200 available — Get them before they’re gone!
123 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated February 2016
Estimated February 2016
Get this perk
$10
USD
Hope and Change*
*Results not typical. Some restrictions may apply.
77 claimed
Get this perk
$15
USD
Sticker Pack
Stick ‘em good: Show the world you care about fighting corruption with the Represent.Us sticker pack. Stick your laptop, water bottle, binder, and anything else you'd like, with Represent.Us and Honest Gil stickers.
136 out of 250 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$35
USD
Represent.Us Water Bottle
This aluminum water bottle with the Represent.Us logo will make you look and feel cool and hydrated wherever you go. At the gym? Show those gym rats you care about fighting corruption. At the beach? Remind those beach bums you're defending the Republic. BPA free.
39 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$50
USD
Honest Gil T-shirt
Honest Gil T-shirt. Comfortable, stylish, and politically badass. Wake up, throw it on, and tell the government to represent the people, not special interests and lobbyists. Also, this shirt looks good on everyone. No lie. Strike fast if you want to fight corruption in style.
32 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$100
USD
Honest Gil Hoodie
These colors don't run. Seriously, they're high-quality screen printed. Get ready for a cozy November election season with this cushy hoodie featuring the iconic "G" logo. Also features a drawstring hood so your pate is protected when money starts raining from the sky.
21 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated November 2015
Estimated November 2015
Get this perk
$500
USD
Corporate Crony
You'll be listed as one of Gil's premier sponsors on the Honest Gil campaign website. Flaunt your wealth in style: Show off your very own pet politician for the world to see!
1 out of 25 claimed
Get this perk
$1000
USD
Become a Super PAC
Work one-on-one with our creative team to invent your very own super PAC, complete with a fancy logo. Your super PAC will appear as a sponsor of one of Gil's "Honest Attack Ads" during his 2016 campaign.
2 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
$10000
USD
Sponsor a Local TV Ad
Sure to get people talking, this ad is "Paid for by ________." Whether you're a business owner looking to make an impact on customers or a person simply making a bold statement, we'll run an Honest Political Ad on your local TV station with your name and/or logo featured at the end. Restrictions apply. Details available on request.
0 out of 5 claimed
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SOLD OUT
$25
USD
Car Magnet + Sticker Pack
Cruise your hometown or the highways of America with this snazzy Represent.Us car magnet, and show the world you care about fighting corruption. Also includes the Sticker Pack with Represent.Us and Honest Gil stickers for your laptop, water bottle, binder, and anything else you like to stick.
101 out of 100 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$50
USD
Honest Gil T-shirt
Honest Gil T-shirt. Comfortable, stylish, and politically badass. Wake up, throw it on, and tell the government to represent the people, not special interests and lobbyists. Also, this shirt looks good on everyone. No lie. Strike fast if you want to fight corruption in style.
50 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$75
USD
Canvas Tote
The Represent.Us canvas tote bag comes packed full of fun stuff: stickers, pins, Chubby Bucks, plus the Represent.Us car magnet, and more. Also, some serious stuff: our strategic plan, and information on how Represent.Us is winning the fight against corruption.
25 out of 25 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
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SOLD OUT
$100
USD
Signed Copy "Republic, Lost"
Limited! Get a copy of "Republic, Lost" signed by author and 2016 presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig. These will not last.
16 out of 16 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
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SOLD OUT
$5000
USD
Appear in Honest Political Ad
Our savvy team of writers and comedians will put you in the spotlight in an upcoming video with Gil Fulbright.
3 out of 3 claimed
Get this perk
Perks
$150
USD
+ Shipping
Exclusive Shepard Fairey Print
Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, created this new 18x24 print in support Represent.Us’ anti-corruption work in cities and states across the country. These limited edition prints are signed and numbered by the artist and available exclusively as perks for this IndieGoGo Campaign. Only 200 available — Get them before they’re gone!
123 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated February 2016
Estimated February 2016
Get this perk
$10
USD
Hope and Change*
*Results not typical. Some restrictions may apply.
77 claimed
Get this perk
$15
USD
Sticker Pack
Stick ‘em good: Show the world you care about fighting corruption with the Represent.Us sticker pack. Stick your laptop, water bottle, binder, and anything else you'd like, with Represent.Us and Honest Gil stickers.
136 out of 250 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$35
USD
Represent.Us Water Bottle
This aluminum water bottle with the Represent.Us logo will make you look and feel cool and hydrated wherever you go. At the gym? Show those gym rats you care about fighting corruption. At the beach? Remind those beach bums you're defending the Republic. BPA free.
39 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$50
USD
Honest Gil T-shirt
Honest Gil T-shirt. Comfortable, stylish, and politically badass. Wake up, throw it on, and tell the government to represent the people, not special interests and lobbyists. Also, this shirt looks good on everyone. No lie. Strike fast if you want to fight corruption in style.
32 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
$100
USD
Honest Gil Hoodie
These colors don't run. Seriously, they're high-quality screen printed. Get ready for a cozy November election season with this cushy hoodie featuring the iconic "G" logo. Also features a drawstring hood so your pate is protected when money starts raining from the sky.
21 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated November 2015
Estimated November 2015
Get this perk
$500
USD
Corporate Crony
You'll be listed as one of Gil's premier sponsors on the Honest Gil campaign website. Flaunt your wealth in style: Show off your very own pet politician for the world to see!
1 out of 25 claimed
Get this perk
$1000
USD
Become a Super PAC
Work one-on-one with our creative team to invent your very own super PAC, complete with a fancy logo. Your super PAC will appear as a sponsor of one of Gil's "Honest Attack Ads" during his 2016 campaign.
2 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
$10000
USD
Sponsor a Local TV Ad
Sure to get people talking, this ad is "Paid for by ________." Whether you're a business owner looking to make an impact on customers or a person simply making a bold statement, we'll run an Honest Political Ad on your local TV station with your name and/or logo featured at the end. Restrictions apply. Details available on request.
0 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$25
USD
Car Magnet + Sticker Pack
Cruise your hometown or the highways of America with this snazzy Represent.Us car magnet, and show the world you care about fighting corruption. Also includes the Sticker Pack with Represent.Us and Honest Gil stickers for your laptop, water bottle, binder, and anything else you like to stick.
101 out of 100 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$50
USD
Honest Gil T-shirt
Honest Gil T-shirt. Comfortable, stylish, and politically badass. Wake up, throw it on, and tell the government to represent the people, not special interests and lobbyists. Also, this shirt looks good on everyone. No lie. Strike fast if you want to fight corruption in style.
50 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$75
USD
Canvas Tote
The Represent.Us canvas tote bag comes packed full of fun stuff: stickers, pins, Chubby Bucks, plus the Represent.Us car magnet, and more. Also, some serious stuff: our strategic plan, and information on how Represent.Us is winning the fight against corruption.
25 out of 25 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$100
USD
Signed Copy "Republic, Lost"
Limited! Get a copy of "Republic, Lost" signed by author and 2016 presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig. These will not last.
16 out of 16 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated December 2015
Estimated December 2015
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$5000
USD
Appear in Honest Political Ad
Our savvy team of writers and comedians will put you in the spotlight in an upcoming video with Gil Fulbright.
3 out of 3 claimed
Get this perk
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