Harvard Law School professor and campaign finance reform activist Lawrence Lessig recently spoke to NationSwell about his crowdfunded non-partisan Mayday PAC.
Simply put, the political action committee’s goal is to raise money to support candidates who want to drive campaign finance reform. The irony of raising funds to influence elections to end the omnipresent impact of money in politics isn’t lost on Lessig; indeed, he addresses the apparent contradiction directly.
“Just like every single moment of the transformation of American democracy has used the existing rules to change the rules,” says Lessig, “that’s what we have to do here.”