03 February 2010

From my inbox: Lessig & Fix Congress First

Email sent out by Lawrence Lessig today:

The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has already had a remarkable impact.

Across the country, people are outraged by the prospect of our political system being subject even further to the influence of special interest money. In the streets, in our newspapers and TV talk shows, in the President's State of the Union address -- people are fed up and demanding action.

We've got a tremendous opportunity to harness this momentum, to direct this palpable sense of outrage toward a positive effort to restore public trust in our democracy.

The first step is to pass the Fair Elections Now Act. This legislation is the most important thing we can do right now to achieve this goal. Congress is considering a range of responses to Citizens United, but the Fair Elections Now Act is by far the strongest. We must do all we can to support this bill.

Today, we're launching FixCongressFirst.org, a brand new website that will serve as the online home of Change Congress and a central hub for this entire movement. On this new website you'll find updates on what's happening around the Fair Elections Now Act and ways for you to get involved to help pass this legislation.

Take a few minutes to visit our new website -- and forward this email to everyone you know to help build this movement:


This is a special moment in the history of our democracy, a moment that calls for strong and immediate action. But it also calls for a comprehensive plan to ensure the integrity of our democracy in the long-term. Tomorrow, I'll outline the second step of this plan.

For now, though, we must remain focused on the most pressing need: passing the Fair Elections Now Act. Please visit our new website, come back often, and tell everyone you know to join you.


The American people are ready for change. Let's lead the way.

-- Lawrence Lessig


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