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MAYDAY: The Fight to Save American Democracy

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 5
Austin Convention Center

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law school professor, technology theorist and longtime advocate of getting big money out of politics, will give a talk entitled "MAYDAY: The Next Phase in the Fight to Save American Democracy." Long opposed to “big money” in politics, he launched a “super PAC to end all super PACs”, which he named Mayday PAC on May Day 2014. Prof. Lessig will discuss how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests and a tiny fraction of the wealthiest citizens, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system. He will use examples that resonate powerfully on the Right and on the Left, using real-world analogies and real human stories. He will offer ideas and achievable solutions to regain control of our corrupted, yet redeemable, representational system.


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Lawrence Lessig at SXSW

Lawrence Lessig

Professor of Law

Harvard Law School

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Les...

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