Kipchoge Spencer: Candidate’s sole goal is to pass the Citizens Equality Act |

Kipchoge Spencer: Candidate’s sole goal is to pass the Citizens Equality Act

Many folks just don’t care about the presidential primaries, and I used to count myself among them.

But there’s a new candidate who has my attention, not because of what he’s promising but because of what he isn’t.

He’s only proposing to accomplish one thing as president. He’s a Harvard Law professor named Lawrence Lessig, running as a “referendum candidate.”

If elected, he would serve only as long as it takes to pass the Citizens Equality Act of 2017. He would then resign. His vice president would finish his term.

The act is a package of reforms that aims to bring systemic changes to stem political corruption and make the electoral process more transparent and inclusive. It would unrig the system. It would allow Congress to represent “the people.”

If allowed into the presidential debates, he will have Americans pushing every candidate to talk about what really should matter to the electorate of every political persuasion. Check him out on YouTube, Ted Talks, We the People.

Kipchoge Spencer

Nevada City

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