July 13, 2011
Conference on the Constitutional Convention
Fix Congress First is hosting a Conference on the Constitutional Convention September 24 and 25, 2011, at Harvard University. The Conference is co-chaired by Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon; Lessig and McKinnon make their case for an Article V convention, and frame some of the issues for the Conference, here.
According to the Conference web-site:
On September 24th, people from across America and across the political spectrum will convene at Harvard University to discuss the advisability and feasibility of organizing towards a Constitutional Convention. While the conference's lead organizers are proponents of a convention--and are particularly passionate about the need to reduce the influence of private money in politics--we actively encourage the participation of those who support a convention for other reasons, and those who oppose holding a convention at all.
[Image: Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy, East Stairway, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol Building.]
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The John Birch Society has been working to oppose a Con-Con since at least 1988. I contacted the organization hosting this event asking that it allow us to participate. No reply as of yet.
Posted by: Hal Shurtleff | Sep 1, 2011 3:04:18 PM