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Americans have lost faith in our system of governance. 96% of voters agree that money in politics is a problem, but 91% don’t think it can be fixed.

But we know we can fix it. That’s why we need your support for the movement to restore a government of, by, and for the people — using design, technology, and media.


Join us for 2 days to create online tools to organize the democracy movement and design campaigns to get big money out of politics. These projects will support Professor Lawrence Lessig’s NH Rebellion (a project of Rootstrikers), as well as the broader movement to restore our democracy.

Please join us if…

  • You are a web or software developer, UX or graphic designer, or marketing professional.
  • You want to meet like-minded people and have fun.
  • You can’t resist a challenge.
  • You want to make a difference in the movement to end the system of corruption in DC.


We're looking for skilled web and software developers, user interface designers, graphic designers, and marketing professionals to work on a variety of projects.


Small teams will work together over 2 days on whichever project they choose. All projects will be presented at the conclusion of the event.

Hackathon Sponsors


Judges Choice: Technical Project, New

Judges Choice: Technical Project, Existing Project

Judges Choice: Marketing Project (if there are at least 2)

People’s Choice: By popular vote. (This is for the democracy movement, after all!)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Team Democracy

Team Democracy

Judging Criteria

  • How effective is the solution at solving a problem?
  • How well does the solution support the movement to end systemic corruption?
  • How creative is the implementation of this solution?

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