American Promise hosted the first-ever National Citizen Leadership Conference in 2016 with over 300 citizen leaders from 40 states, with a program with 60 speakers and panelists on hand to make history.
The following clips provide a glimpse of the formal programs and discussions surrounding the 28th Amendment:
EVERYDAY CITIZEN LEADERS by NINA TURNER (3 min)
"TITLES ARE GOOD BUT PURPOSE IS BETTER!" NINA TURNER KEYNOTE
FAITH & MORALITY & THE 28th AMENDMENT KEYNOTE by KATHARINE HENDERSON
FAITH & MORALITY & THE 28th AMENDMENT PANEL DISCUSSION
"A CALL TO SERVE" JOE GOODWIN
The 2016 National Citizen Leadership Conference: Together We Win
Together We Win was our theme, our strategy, and our mission in hosting this gathering to prepare for the 28th Amendment. An amendment is a bold action handed up by the people and demands that we deliberate on our strategic approach, expand our capacities to engage and inspire others in our communities, and collect the tools we need to be most effective in our shared work to create balance in our politics and government with people, not money. This is what we did:
- Celebrated progress, citizen leadership, and congressional courage
- Listened and learned in an environment of civility and patriotism
- Networked with fellow citizens across the movement and across the country
- Shared meals, ad hoc conversation, collaborative art, music, and live theatre
- Built energy, strategy, and unity for the work ahead
In this time of Constitutional crisis, with over 80% of Americans in agreement, the Conference provided the setting and structure for us to talk to one another, to listen to one another, and to return to our communities equipped to do likewise.
We have collected tools and materials that we hope will inform and inspire you to join this historic cause.