Toppling The Duopoly

Unbreaking America: How 3.5% of Americans Can Turn a Historic Reform Movement into a Cultural Revolution

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In the latest episode of Toppling the Duopoly, an Independent Voter Podcast, host Shawn Griffiths and his guest talk about a short RepresentUs film starring Jennifer Lawrence that gets to the heart of all the political problems in the US, and what YOU can do about it.

Shawn is joined by Ellen Moorhouse, the Grassroots Communication Manager for RepresentUs. Ellen and Shawn talk about a screening tour that has taken the short film across the country, educating more and more voters on a fundamental truth: Every problem we have in politics today won't be fixed until we have broad, top-down systemic reform.

How do we get there at the federal level? Research shows that for a movement to take hold across the country, it must cross a 3.5% threshold of active support in the population. That is what happened in the suffrage moment. That is what happened with the movements for marriage equality.

RepresentUs, along with many other organizations nationwide, are working to make sure the movement to "unbreak America" becomes the next big cultural revolution in the US. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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About the Author

Shawn Griffiths

Shawn is an election reform expert and National Editor of He studied history and philosophy at the University of North Texas. He joined the IVN team in 2012.

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