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This Man Says American Democracy Is Dead, But He’s Working to Revive It

March 13, 2015
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This Man Says American Democracy Is Dead, But He’s Working to Revive It
Lawrence Lessig (photo: Joi Ito/Flikr)
Lawrence Lessig is the founder of Mayday PAC. Joi Ito/Flikr
These videos give a glimpse at what Lawrence Lessig will talk about at SXSW Interactive.

Tomorrow, Lawrence Lessig will bring his message on the need to get big money out of politics to Austin, Texas.

In a talk called “MAYDAY: The Next Phase in the Fight to Save American Democracy,” the lawyer and activist will address a crowd gathered at SXSW Interactive.

Not among the badge holders? Not to worry. Join the conversation using the hashtags #sxsw and #maydaypac.

Whether you tune in virtually or in person, don’t miss these videos from our NationSwell Council event with Lawrence Lessig.

Here, he describes why the Citizens United ruling was, in fact, a gift to campaign finance reform.

And in less than a minute, he captures the reason for his political action committee.

Lessig has drawn a lot of attention with his mission to raise money for candidates who commit to saving our system. He’s not alone at SXSW Interactive in tackling the issue of making government work, as the conference deals with the intersection of technology and just about everything.

Interested in improving government? You can also tune in online or in person for sessions including “Move Fast, Government, Or Get Out of the Way” and “How Government Fails and How You Can Fix It,” featuring another featured NationSwell Council speaker, Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka.

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