Lawrence Lessig Keynote at the National Conference on Media Reform

Keynote by Lawrence Lessig at the NCMR on June 6, 2008, framing the argument for CHANGE CONGRESS. One of our favorite speeches from the conference. Change Congress is a national movement to end corruption in America's congress. The initiative is organizing citizens to push candidates to make four simple commitments: 1. No money from lobbyists or PACs Congresspeople should be beholden to citizens, not special interests. By committing not to accept money from lobbyists or PACs, candidates give us confidence that their votes won't be swayed by big money.Learn more about Lobbyists. 2. Vote to end earmarks Earmarks allow congresspeople to explicitly decide who should get the money our government spends. Because of the earmark economy, money that is supposed to go to our schools, our... read more
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