Whether you’re a Conservative, Progressive, Libertarian, or somewhere in between, chances are you’re among the vast majority of Americans who believes there’s too much money in politics. With Congressional approval ratings hovering around 10% and the Supreme Court striking down contribution limit after contribution limit, it’s easy to feel like the system is beyond repair. In order to change the current paradigm solutions must be big, bold, and radical. That’s where Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig and his “Mayday PAC” come in.
The MayOne project is an unprecedented attempt to force our elected officials to act on the issue of campaign finance reform by threatening them with relentless, citizen-funded opposition in their home district if they fail to prioritize reform. Here’s Lessig explaining the game plan to Vox founder Ezra Kline: