Save the date: Lawrence Lessig will speak in Milford or Amherst on Flag Day

AMHERST and MILFORD – Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig will visit the Souhegan Valley on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14.

Local political activist Nan Stearns, of Amherst, said no venue has been chosen yet, but Lessig will be in Milford or Amherst on that date.

Lessig, who was inspired by Doris “Granny D” Haddock and her march across America, is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and is also a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications and has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.

Lessig’s movement, the New Hampshire Rebellion, is encouraging voters to ask the presidential candidates who soon will be coming to the Granite State: “How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington?”

– KATHY CLEVELAND