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metamars Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:23 PM
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'Change Congress Project' launches March 20 !!!
Lawrence Lessig ( is launching the 'Change Congress Project' on March 20. If you are tired of Congress being bought and sold, please consider getting involved. Certainly, everybody can at least forward an introductory email.

Intro email follows.


Dear Friend,

Colorado Congressman Wayne Allard has taken over $45,900 from ConAgra
Food Corporation and over $405,000 from the oil and gas industry. His
campaign is fueled by over $3.6 million in PAC contributions. He is
just one example of a problem that affects members of both parties.
And just one example of why the system in Washington D.C. puts
special interests before the American people.

That system will not change on its own. It will only change if people
like you and me stand up and fight for it.

A month ago I considered running for Congress to help bring about
this change from the inside. Many of you supported the idea and urged
me to run. After thinking very hard about whether such a campaign
could win, I decided against it. And instead I am asking you to join
me in a new grassroots effort to Change Congress.

We will be kicking off the Change Congress effort at the National
Press Club on Thursday at 1:30 PM EST at a speech I'll be giving
sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation. If you can't get to the event
in Washington D.C. I hope you will join me online for a live webcast
by going to the link below:

You can also view the event details on the Sunlight Foundation's

This new effort is one that cannot be sustained without your help. It
will require change from the bottom up, starting with your own local
districts. Change Congress will run on the backs of thousands of
concerned citizens like you and me, who are tired of the politics as
usual that put the interests of corporate America before those of the
American people.

Please forward this email on to others who you think would like to
know about it and help spread the news about Change Congress.

Thank you all for your support and we'll be in touch!

Lawrence Lessig

Founder and President

Change Congress

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