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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because that's how business is done in Washington
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.