In the News

Since founding LegitAction, Russ Feingold has published several opinion pieces on the threats our nation faces and what we’re fighting for.

America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn’t stopped
June 16, 2017
A bedrock of our democratic legitimacy could rise or fall with the US supreme court’s decision whether to hear a case on hyper-partisan gerrymandering.

Donald Trump acts like an illegitimate president for a reason
May 11, 2017
The American people did not really choose Donald Trump. His presidency exists without the support of the majority of voters and, in turn, without a true mandate from the American people…

The National Popular Vote Would Empower Minorities
April 5, 2017
The electoral college marginalizes the vast majority of minorities. If elections instead were determined by the National Popular Vote, minorities in every state would gain an increased voice and would decide national elections…

If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won’t recover
March 20, 2017
The Republicans’ judicial coup spat in the face of our constitution, and a nomination that locks that in as a precedent cannot be accepted under any circumstances…

The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat
March 10, 2017
We are now facing the biggest crisis of legitimacy of our democracy in a generation or more. But the crisis has been building for years…