Lawrence Lessig: Occupy Movement Should Join Forces With Tea Party

19 Oct

WASHINGTON — Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig urged OccupyDC protesters to join forces with the Tea Party Tuesday evening during a teach-in with disaffected Obama supporters in McPherson Square.

Lessig, author of the newly-published book “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It,” argued in front of a crowd of more than 100 people that the two groups should work together to push for campaign finance system reform — moving to a small-dollar funded system — so that politicians aren’t beholden to their biggest donors.

via Lawrence Lessig: Occupy Movement Should Join Forces With Tea Party.

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  1. Occupy America and Change History « Truth and Traditions Party - October 20, 2011

    […] the open fissures in the system so that it can break-up and reconfigure. I am thus heartened by Lawrence Lessig’s call for Occupiers and Tea Partiers to join forces on campaign finance reform. Removing corporate money from elections won’t eliminate the […]

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