The Presidential 2016 race gets another potential new entrant, which we can only be happy about Harvard Bigwig, Lawrence Lessig who has a Super Pac to Get Rid Of Supper Pacs – okay, that I can believe is a great idea and some thing we can get behind. Enough of the crappy politics destroying our country. Here about it in his own words from the CNN article and interview. Thank you Mr. Lessig.
Lessig, a Harvard professor and constitutional lawyer, announced last month that he was exploring a long-shot bid for the White House, but he has not spoken with Democratic National Committee officials about launching a formal bid.
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He set an arbitrary deadline of raising $1 million by Labor Day through a Kickstarter fund.
The system in Washington, he told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, has been corrupted by unfettered political donations.
“I’m running to get people to acknowledge the elephant in the room,” he said. “We have to recognize we have a government that does not work. This stalemate, partisan platform of American politics in Washington right now doesn’t work. And we have to find a way to elevate the debate to focus on the changes that would actually get us a government that could work again, that is not captured by the tiniest fraction of the 1% who fund campaigns.”
Lessig’s campaign will focus on one issue: The Citizen Equality Act, a proposal that couples campaign finance reform with other laws to curb gerrymandering and expand voting access.
Vote Lessig. Trust us, its a lot better than all the other choices.