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Lawrence Lessig Breaks Down Mayday PAC

February 18, 2015
Lawrence Lessig Breaks Down Mayday PAC
Lawrence Lessig speaks to NationSwell about Mayday PAC Cat Cheney, Jacob Templin, Thomas Shomaker
Let's raise money to end big money in politics.

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.”