The Problem

The legally granted right to unchecked political spending by corporations, unions, and wealthy special interest groups is silencing the voices of citizens and corrupting our ability to freely and fairly elect a representative government of, by, and for the people. 

Our Goal

The goal of American Promise is to organize Americans to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution to restore American democracy in which We the People—not big money, not corporations, not unions, not special interests—govern ourselves.
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Promising Stories

Issue One Report: Exiting Congresspeople Pull Back the Curtain on House Dysfunction and Corruption    |   Dec 12, 2018

We know the current political system, where big money supports powerful political parties that demand toeing the party line, isn’t working for citizens. A recent report by Issue One and the R Street Institute reveals how deeply the system vexes elected officials hoping to effectively legislate and represent constituents. In the report, Why We Left Congress, members of Congress from both parties who voluntarily left their seats in the House share why they chose not... Read More >