Once every 5 or 10 years you hear an idea that’s so good that you understand immediately that you should support it in any way you can, even to the point of personal sacrifice of time, money, and effort. I read one of these ideas on Slashdot today:
With the unfortunate passing of Congressman Tom Lantos, parts of Silicon Valley and San Francisco will be holding a special election in June to send a replacement to Congress. Given the area, it would be great to have someone who is both tech- and policy-aware fill the seat — and it looks like that just might happen. Lawrence Lessig has apparently bought ‘change-congress.com.’ A ‘Draft Lessig’ group is forming on Facebook, featuring some of Lessig’s old co-workers at Harvard and Jimmy Wales, among others. No word from Lessig himself yet, but he’s been increasingly vocal about politics of late. If it happens, it would be a huge step forward for the representation of technology in Washington.”
Please, PLEASE, join the Lessig for Congress Facebook group and do whatever else you can to make this happen.