10 years into the Berkman Center and 5 years into Creative Commons, Stanford Law Professor and former Berkman Faculty Director Lawrence Lessig returns to Cambridge to speak about his new effort: Building the Change Congress Movement.
Change Congress is a movement to build support for basic reform in how our government functions. Using technological and internet tools, both candidates and citizens can pledge their support for basic changes to reduce the distorting influence of money in Washington. The Change congress community will link candidates committed to a reform with volunteers and contributors who support it.
Change Congress organizes citizens to push candidates to make four simple commitments:
1. No money from lobbyists or PACs
2. Vote to end earmarks
3. Support publicly-financed campaigns
4. Support reform to increase Congressional transparency
Official Website: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/berkmanat10/2008/04/lessig
Added by Hybernaut on February 18, 2008