Sep 25, 2014 4:49 PM

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says NH voters can change the way politics is paid for

MILFORD – Being home to the nation’s first presidential primary does more than just fill our TV screens with lots of political commercials, according to Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig: It gives us a lot of heft to change the way politics is paid for. “You in particular have the power. ... You might not be enough, but you are necessary. We will not get to victory unless victory starts here,” Lessig told about 90 people who showed up at the Amato Center Wednesday to hear him discuss campaign finance reform. Lessig became famous for work on the intersection of technology and law, such as the creation of the Creative Commons alternative copyright license program, but in recent years his main issue has involved changing the way candidates and elected officials raise money for campaigns – a system that he said makes corruption and political gridlock almost inevitable.


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