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RepresentUs is a voter registration group based in Florence, MA that was founded in 2008. As of 2019 they had $3.1 million in revenue and $880,091 in assets.

The Organization is a national, non-partisan, working to educate the American public about the harms caused by big money special interest lobbyists. The objective is to create public awareness sufficient to compel policy makers to reform campaign fina...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: United Republic; and Change Congress.

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Program areas at RepresentUs

Public Education and Communications:To fix our democracy, RepresentUs is mobilizing a massive grassroots movement centered around a suite of smart, bold, common-sense policy solutions. RepresentUs has the democracy movements most vibrant and recognizable brand. RU has grown the largest and most active online community in the field, with digital content that breaks through the noise and engages diverse audiences. In this way, RU recruits and engages an army of politically savvy, impassioned advocates. RepresentUs executes ambitious public education and marketing campaigns that inspire people to take meaningful action. As new supporters are on-boarded, RU provides a continual flow of topical content that emphasizes movement victories, tells stories about remarkable volunteers, and prompts users to engage. Continued on Schedule O.

National ConveningsIn 2018, RepresentUs launched the inaugural Unrig the System Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Summit was a three-day, solutions-oriented gathering of democracy reform groups, academics, activists, journalists, nonprofit leaders, tech innovators, and elected officials who came together to develop post-partisan policy solutions for the most pressing democratic reform issues facing our nation. Later in the year, we convened and connected experts and in-state advocates to both bolster current campaigns and strengthen the foundation for effective redistricting and public financing reforms.

Grassroots Organizing, Advocacy, and Lobbying:When supporters recruited through our digital program are ready to take action, RepresentUs brings them into our national digital volunteer network, hosted on the web platform Discord. Discord enables activists to communicate with one another and learn about the policies and politics of the reform field. This national community provides online trainings and skills-building workshops, including traditional organizing skills like phone banking, event planning, and writing letters to the editor. RU also offers opportunities for activists to learn new media content development, SMS text-banking, online fundraising, and the steps involved in passing a non-binding resolution in their own community. This platform facilitates invaluable connections between activists, organizers, and leaders. It provides opportunities for volunteers to become leaders. More than 3,500 volunteers activists joined the community in 2018.

Form 990s for RepresentUs

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 6, 2020990OView PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 10, 2017990OView PDF
2014-12Sep 2, 2015990OView PDF
...and seven more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for RepresentUs

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,889,692
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$150,702
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$148,485
Total revenues$3,188,879

Vendors for RepresentUs

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Nolan Calcasola and Co PCTax accounting2019-11-14
██████ ███Software2019-08-29
██████Fundraising software2019-08-27
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-08-27
█████████Content management system software2019-08-27
█████████████CRM software; Content management system software; Fundraising software; Marketing software; Advocacy software2019-08-27
█████ ███Provided Advertising and Promotion$30,1312018-12-01
█████ ████████ ███Marketing$115,6652018-12-01

Personnel at RepresentUs

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Joshua SilverChief Executive$0Jan. 2, 2018
Adam McKayWriter Director and Producer$0April 4, 2019
████ ███████Founder and Chairman$0April 4, 2019
█████ █████Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2016
████████ ████President$0Dec. 31, 2016
███ █████Past Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2015

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