Peterborough

‘TED Talks’ speaker visits

The Peterborough Rotary Club has announced that the speaker for their luncheon meeting on April 21 will be Lawrence Lessig, who is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School.

He’s now working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in American politics and to promote the idea of campaign finance reform. He’ll be speaking on behalf of NH Rebellion, a group raising awareness of the systematic corruption of money in the American political system.

Jan. 11 to 29, Lessig joined the NH Rebellion to march from the top to bottom of New Hampshire, site of the first presidential primary to bringing attention to campaign finance reform. The march was 185 miles long, from Dixville Notch (the first town to report election results) to Nashua, to continue the work of Dublin native Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who walked from Los Angeles to Washington, DC over 18 months.

The meeting will be at noon on April 21 at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough, Those wanting the buffet lunch must reserve ahead by calling 924-8000, ext. 101 and should plan to arrive by 11:45 am.

Please call by the end of the business day of April 18. Those who just want to hear the talk free of charge don’t need to reserve and should arrive between 12:15 and 12:30 pm.

Go to tinyurl.com/pboro-lessig to see his most recent TED talk which has been viewed by over a million people. Also see www.peterbororotary.org.

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