12:00am

Thu July 3, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How can we break the stranglehold of big money in politics?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig about his mission to get money out of politics. Lessig is running a campaign to fund a Super PAC to “end all super PACS.” His goal is to raise enough money to elect politicians who will vote for fundamental reform of the campaign finance system. They've past the $2 million mark and are aiming for a goal of $5 million by Independence Day.  What’s do you think is the best way to get money out of politics? Join us on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest:

Lawrence Lessig is professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and founder of the Center for Internet and Society. He’s author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It” and more recently, created the Mayday Super PAC, which aims to get enough Americans involved to dilute the dominance of big money in politics.

Web Resources:

MayOne.us: Kickstart corruption reform, save our democracy

Aljazeera: U.S.MAY DAY PAC WANTS TO END ALL SUPER PACS

Think Progress: Anti-Dark Money Activist Lawrence Lessig Launches A Super PAC To End Super PACs

99 Rise: California March for Democracy

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