Poke Your Reps 100 Different Ways

In a democracy, “We the People” tell our elected representatives what we want them to do. So, give them a “poke,” regularly and often. Telephone calls have a great impact. Personal emails make a strong impression. Social media is the most public of venues. There’re a hundred ways (give or take) to send a messageContinue reading “Poke Your Reps 100 Different Ways”

Lawrence Lessig as Referendum President?

Dr. Lawrence Lessig is┬áconsidering a 2016 run as Referendum President. The idea is that, assuming Lessig won the election, his sole objective would be to pass the Citizen Equality Act, which would abolish corruption (pretty much) and restore true democracy to our country. With that accomplished, Lessig would then resign from the presidency. The vice-presidentContinue reading “Lawrence Lessig as Referendum President?”

Doug Hughes’ Democracy Club

Doug Hughes, an actual USPS mailman, landed his own gyrocopter on the Capital lawn to personally deliver letters to Congress. The letters address the problem of corruption in politics, and its solution – campaign finance reform. I have thought about walking away from this whole thing, because it’s crazy. And I have thought about beingContinue reading “Doug Hughes’ Democracy Club”