Hundreds set to Walk the Seacoast on Saturday, July 5th to end the Influence of Money in Politics
Portsmouth, NH — On Saturday, July 5th, hundreds of citizens are set to walk the New Hampshire Seacoast, joining the NH Rebellion to call for an end to the problem of money in politics.
“The role that money now plays in the political process disrupts the free market, encourages polarization, forces politicians to cater to special interests, discourages new candidates from running, and leaves the public ever more disillusioned. The NH Rebellion is focused on the root of this problem — money in politics — and is giving the public hope and a way to take action,” said NH Rebellion Executive Director Jeff McLean.
On Saturday, July 5th, from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM anyone who is concerned about how the role of big money in our political system is invited walk a 16-mile stretch of coastline starting in Hampton and ending with an event at 2:00 PM EST at Fort Constitution in New Castle. To learn more about this event visit: nhrebellion.org
For two weeks this past January, the founder of the NH Rebellion, Lawrence Lessig, led hundreds of people in walking the length of New Hampshire to raise awareness of the issues related to the role money plays in the American political system.
“The NH Rebellion will ensure that the problem of money in politics is a central issue in the 2016 Presidential election by asking every primary candidate this simple question ‘How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington, D.C.?’" Lessig said.
To learn more about the NH Rebellion, please visit www.nhrebellion.org.