Lessig May Run


Erick reported February 15 that a Facebook group was trying to draft Stanford Law professor and free culture champion Lawrence Lessig to run for Congress. It took 5 days but they may get their way with Lessig announcing Lessig ’08, a site that will host an introduction to his “Change Congress Movement,” (video above) as well as his yet to be announced decision as to whether he’ll run or not.

Writes Lessig

I have decided I want to give as much energy as I can to the Change Congress movement. I will decide in the next week or so whether it makes sense to advance that movement by running for Congress.

Many friends have weighed in on that decision — both strongly in favor and strongly opposed. Many more have joined draftlessig.org and a Facebook group asking me to consider it.

The first candidate to run based on support via Facebook? Maybe not completely, but it’s a headline I’m sure others may use if and when he decides to run.