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If We’re Going To Change The Influence Money Has Over Politicians, We Need To Listen To These Folks

Badass academic Larry Lessig brought together some super-important people who brought the Internet — and Internet politics — to scale and asked them: How can we crack the hold that Big Money has on Washington and on politics at all levels around the country? You may question what exactly this has to do with you. Well listen up, because they seem to think that the public (hey, that’s you!) can step up and create some real systemic change against the corporations and millionaires who think we don’t seem to notice when they screw with our politics. The dude at 3:41 sums up a message to the politicians who need to realize how our generation does things differently.

If We’re Going To Change The Influence Money Has Over Politicians, We Need To Listen To These Folks
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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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