Lawrence Lessig (personal hero) "write[s] to announce some big news" at Huffington Post:
At Change Congress, we're launching a political "donor strike" where thousands of people pledge only to donate to politicians who support a system of public funding — plus Obama-style small-dollar donations — for congressional elections.
We call this "citizen-funded elections." The 2008 election proved the power of grassroots donations. Now's the time to turn that power into real change. We're giving Congress a choice: you can either have our money or money from special interests, but not both. We'll reward the reformers. But those who oppose reform won't get any money from us. Nada. Zip.
Take the Pledge!
“I’m pledging not to donate to any federal candidate unless they support legislation making congressional elections citizen-funded, not special-interest funded.”
After you take the pledge, friends and foes among your congresscritters pop right up for you to see -- this initiative is taking down names and tallying lost dollars, good stuff and quite fun.