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Donor Strike

Just Say NO to Fundraising Requests from Politicians

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

It's that time of the year again. Every quarter, just as the FEC reporting deadlines approach, politicians go on a mad scramble for last-minute donations.

John Conyers, It's Time to Speak Up

Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen

Conyers' proposed ban on "open access publishing" is the darling of the publishing industry because it would force the public to buy for-profit journals to get information that would otherwise be online for free.

Is John Conyers Shilling for Special Interests?

Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen

Conyers is leading a proposal to forbid the government from requiring scientists who receive taxpayer funds for medical research to publish their findings openly on the Internet.

Special Interests Prepare to Derail Obama Agenda

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

While lobbying alone is not evil, the combination of special interest lobbyists and their ability to legally funnel millions into political campaigns is toxic.

Small Donors are Going on Strike: A Strike for Change

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

We're giving Congress a choice: you can either have our money or money from special interests, but not both. We'll reward the reformers. But those who oppose reform won't get any money from us.