Saturday, 22 March 2008

Change Congress: Lessig's ambitious new project

Wired has an excellent story about Lawrence Lessig's new initiative. Lessig lectured at the National Press Club on Thursday where he introduced his ambitious new project,,designed to increase congressional transparency.
The Change Congress website provides a central clearinghouse for data on earmarks, campaign financing, etc. and advocates an end to corporate and private interests. It encourages citizens to push candidates to make four commitments: No money from lobbyists or PACs, vote to end earmarks, support publicly-financed campaigns, and support reform to increase Congressional transparency.
The Change Congress website offers the opportunity to join their cause of getting rid of "crony capitalism" and volunteer to contact candidates to take the pledge.

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