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A Crucial Conversation breakfast with Prof. Lawrence Lessig

Hey folks — please come to this very special event on June 12 if you get the chance (details after the break…)

How money corrupts our politics and how to stop it

The following is from the introduction to a 2011 interview in Rolling Stone magazine with Harvard Law School professor, Lawrence Lessig.

“‘There is a feeling today among too many Americans that we might not make it,’ Lawrence Lessig writes in the introduction to his new book Republic, Lost. ‘Not that the end is near or that doom is around the corner, but that a distinctly American feeling of inevitability, of greatness – culturally, economically, politically — is gone.’ He goes on to note that Americans’ trust in government is at an all-time low, related to the (largely accurate) belief that moneyed special interests wield outsize influence over our political system. In his book, Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and big noise in the field of law and technology, details how money came to corrupt our government, how our broken system hurts both the Left and the Right, and what it will take to return American democracy to its rightful owners – the people.”

Please join NC Policy Watch and Common Cause of North Carolina for a very special Crucial Conversation BREAKFAST with this important national figure.  

When: Tuesday June 12  at 8:00 a.m.–  Coffee and breakfast fare will be available at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets).  

Click here for directions and information about convenient parking options.

Cost: $5

Admission includes breakfast

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

Click here to register

Photo is from http://www.lessig.org/

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