A new campaign for

proportional
representation

in the United States

Join the fight for an electoral system where everyone's vote matters, regardless of where they live.

Politics in America is broken.
We’re working to fix it.

Fix Our House is a new education and advocacy campaign promoting proportional representation as an urgently-needed reform to pull politics out of its doom loop of polarization and dysfunction, sideline the anti-democratic forces threatening our democracy, and offer America’s diverse electorate full and fair representation in the House of Representatives. We are building a broad coalition of advocates prepared to spread the word about proportional representation and build the support it needs to become a reality.

What is proportional representation?

Put simply, it’s an electoral system in which a political party’s share of votes in an election determines how many seats it holds in the legislature. Win half of the votes in an election, win half of the seats. Win a third of the votes, win a third of the seats. And so on.

Not only would proportional representation be more representative of our country’s diverse voices, it’s also the way almost every advanced democracy in the world elects its legislature.

The two maps below show how proportional representation could work, using a recently proposed congressional map in Wisconsin as an example:

Republicans' Proposed Congressional Map
(Single-member Districts)
Proportional Congressional Map
(Multi-member Districts)
The first map, proposed by Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature, packs Democratic voters into districts containing Milwaukee and Madison, leaving the six other districts to Republicans. No district is competitive, and Republicans are likely to win three fourths of the seats, even though Wisconsin is very closely divided between Democrats and Republicans.

The second map — a proportional map — avoids these problems entirely. It has just two districts: one with three representatives and one with five, so that each party's percentage of support can be reflected in the election outcome. As a result, the likely elected representatives (shown above by red and blue dots) are much more proportional to the evenly split state: four likely Republicans, three likely Democrats, and one Democrat-leaning tossup.

The difference is clear: The proportional map with multi-member districts listens to the preferences of voters, while the single-winner district map intentionally drowns them out.

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