A Harvard Law professor intends to join the presidential race as a voice to end inequality in the American system.
A Harvard law professor plans to compete in the upcoming presidential race vowing to equalize an economic system rigged in favor for the top tiers of society. Lawrence Lessig, author of “Republic Lost,” and former clerk for conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, intends to run as a Democrat, in which he calls our electoral system “crazy corrupt.”
He plans to run if he can generate $1 million through a crowdfunding initiative. His platform rests on one single agenda, to work with Congress to reform our electoral system, which would redraw congressional districts, transfer more rights to voters, and alter the way campaigns are currently funded by employing a citizen-based donation drive.
Lessing is not unaware of the systemic obstacles his idealistic mandate faces. He said, “I’m absolutely competing to be the nominee, but obviously there’s a bunch of big hurdles to get over to make that possible,” and adds that he would be a “referendum president.”
He goes on to say that America’s democracy is an issue of disparity and that he would serve until Congress passed a statute that would repair a broken system.
If he’s able to raise enough money he would resign from his position at Harvard and gain momentum in the primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
In 2014 during the mid-term elections, Lessig formed a “super PAC to end all super PACs,” called Mayday PAC.