Tag Archives: Fix Congress First

Celebrate yesterday’s trouncing by getting involved in Campaign Finance Reform

I was in the midst of trying to cobble together a hopeful and constructive post of some kind, and failing miserably, when I received the following note from Lawrence Lessig, the co-founder of Fix Congress First. As it successfully accomplished what I could not, I thought that I’d steal it and pass it along. Just […]

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U-M helps expose vulnerability in electronic voting system

Earlier this month, I told you about a University of Michigan team headed by Professor J. Alex Halderman that successfully hacked their way into a new electronic voting system launched by the D.C. Board of Elections. By altering vote counts, and having the electronic voting machines in D.C. play the Michigan fight song every time […]

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It’s not just a matter of fixing Wall Street

With all the talk of banking reform in the news today, I thought that now might be a good time to remind folks about Lawrence Lessig’s attempts, through his organization, Fix Congress First, to rally support for the Fair Elections Now Act. As I suspect many of you know, regulating Wall Street, while critical, in […]

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Are corporations people? And is it their birthright to buy elections?

Continuing our conversation from a few days ago on corporate personhood, I thought that I’d pass along this new video from Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig’s organization Fix Congress First. The piece is entitled, “Are corporations people?” And, speaking of the stranglehold that corporations have on the American electorate, did you happen to see that […]

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Saving Democracy from activist judges

It was announced today, in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling giving corporations unprecedented influence over the American elections, that Representatives John Conyers and Donna Edwards had introduced a Constitutional amendment to remedy the situation. The amendment, which is being called the Free Speech for People Amendment, reads as follows: Amendment XXVIII Section 1. […]

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