Letter: Important, inspiring speaker
When I watched a TED Talk earlier this year, I was excited to hear Larry Lessig talk about a reform that would make all the other reforms possible, the reforms many of us are desperate for, including dealing with climate change and our widening inequality of income. You can watch the video at on.ted.com/Lessig. I was sure then that joining with others who believed in Granny D’s mission for campaign finance reform as a board member for the Coalition for Open Democracy was an excellent choice for this volunteer who wants to make a difference for my children and grandchildren, and yours.
Lessig is the author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic. He is the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School and the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. In 2008, Lessig founded Rootstrikers, an organization of activists campaigning against the corrupting influence of money in politics. We at the Coalition invite you to hear more from Lessig on Sept. 6, at the IBEW Hall, 48 Airport Road, Concord, from 6 to 8 p.m. A lasagna dinner will be served. Tickets are $30. More information can be found at our website events page at coalitionforopendemocracy.org/news-and-events/. Join us to find out why this reform is so desperately needed.