Lawrence Lessig leads democracy advocate march across New Hampshire against system of corruption
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Campaign Finance Reformers Unite to Walk Across New Hampshire
Manchester, NH – On January 11, 2014, 15 years after Granny D began her heroic and memorable walk, campaign finance reform activists will begin walking across New Hampshire from Dixville Notch, NH to Nashua, NH, recruiting as many citizens to this cause as they can. The walk will end in Nashua, NH on January 24th, Granny D’s birthday. Along the way, well-known reformers will join the cause, such as Governor Buddy Roemer, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig, Cenk Uygur, and many others.
New Hampshire is in a unique position to restore integrity, transparency, and responsibility to a broken and corrupt political system. The NH Rebellion is a movement to leverage that opportunity. The facts are simple: New Hampshire holds the first presidential primary, the voters of New Hampshire are fiercely independent, and New Hampshire is one of the only states that has an express right of the people to revolution within its Constitution. These three facts have led to the launch the NH Rebellion.
“New Hampshire is where I kicked off my campaign for president because I knew the New Hampshire voter cared about the issues of corruption and campaign finance reform. For the continuation of our Republic, we must make the issue of corruption the number one issue during the next presidential election, and it starts in New Hampshire,” said Governor Buddy Roemer.
“Restoring free and fair elections in America is the number one issue because it affects all other issues. Until we reform the way we elect people to Congress, our federal government will continue to be dysfunctional and incapable of solving the vital challenges we face as a country,” stated Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks.
“It is our generation’s greatest responsibility to create a separation of wealth and state by removing private money from public elections. Elections should be free of the corrupting influence of excessive spending by outside interests and fair enough that any citizen can run for public office, not just millionaires, lobbyists, and their allies. As one of the first Presidential Primary states as well as potentially one of the first states calling for a convention of the states to propose an amendment to the Constitution, New Hampshire can lead the way and help ignite a populist brushfire rebellion that will sweep across our country, restoring representative democracy all along the way.”
“15 years after Granny D started a walk across America for “campaign finance reform,” and John McCain a campaign in New Hampshire to fight a “system of corruption” in DC, we’re counting on the walk to continue the campaign. America needs finally to address this issue effectively. We believe New Hampshire is the key,” expressed Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig.
To learn more about the NH Rebellion please visit: www.nhrebellion.org. You can also follow them on Twitter @nhrebellion and on Facebook at: facebook.com/nhrebellion.