Citizen Uprising Events

American Promise is taking the Citizen Uprising on the road! Find an event near you below where American Promise will be launching the Citizen Uprising around the country.

Don't see an event near you? Help us set one up! Email Azor Cole at azorc@americanpromise.net to get started.

  • Port Clinton, OH Outreach Meeting!

    Hello from American Promise-Port Clinton, OH!

    Are you following the news about big and dark money in the 2018 elections? Or perhaps you are working on an important issue but find that undisclosed money inferferes with reasonable solutions. Maybe you have been reading our Facebook page about the far-flung influence of money in our government decision-making. Do you feel angry? Interested? Discouraged? Helpless? Energized?

    Whether your issue is climate change, the health of Lake Erie, the opioid crisis, affordable healthcare, gun safety, income inequality, or unfair elections, we have an opportunity for you. We want to meet you, talk to you, explore the problem, and discuss solutions. A working democracy needs active citizens. We want you to get involved. 

    We are excited to invite you to our free event, fully focused on talking about getting big money out of politics and governing, so that citizens like us can regain our influence toward change. Our local American Promise group is raising awareness of this issue in Ohio. We have developed relationships with the offices of Congresswoman Kaptur, Senator Brown, and Senator Portman. We are publishing letters to the editor, providing testimony to the Ohio legislature, presenting to local groups, and reaching out to candidates of all political parties. Last month, two of our members participated in the American Promise town hall meeting in Columbus to get citizens' viewpoints on this problem. The ultimate goal of American Promise is a 28th amendment to the constitution but there are many steps along the way. And we need you!

    So come on out, ask questions, discuss solutions, and meet a group of citizen leaders already active in Ottawa County. 

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 06:45 PM
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  • Get Money Out - Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    When industries relocate to find cheaper labor, communities are left jobless and forgotten.
    When addictive opioids become widely available, families are torn apart and more and more Americans lose their lives.
    When a handful of giant corporations monopolize power, small businesses struggle to compete.
    All of this is happening in the United States.

    But what’s the link? It’s money in politics, and it’s time to do something about it.

    Pennsylvania is slated to have one of the most expensive election years coming up in 2018. According the the Supreme Court, money is speech, and can be spent without limit. With your help, we can come together across the political spectrum to end the domination of big money in our elections with a nationwide movement to make sure everyone's voice is heard, not just those with the deepest pockets.

    This event is focused on connecting you with others who are sick of pay-to-play politics, who see the devastating effects of prioritizing profits over people, and who are ready to do something about it.

    Join us for an interactive presentation with Ben Gubits, Associate Director of American Promise, and Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg to learn how you can help win a government Of, By, and For The People.

    We will discuss both local and national solutions to getting big money out of politics, with clear follow up strategy for each!

    The event is co-sponsored by American Promise and March on Harrisburg.

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 05:45 PM
    Cranberry Public Library in Cranberry Township, PA
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  • Get Money Out - Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    When industries relocate to find cheaper labor, communities are left jobless and forgotten. When addictive opioids become widely available, families are torn apart and more and more Americans lose their lives. When a handful of giant corporations monopolize power, small businesses struggle to compete. All of this is happening in the United States.

    But what’s the link? It’s money in politics, and it’s time to do something about it.

    Pennsylvania is slated to have one of the most expensive election years coming up in 2018. According the the Supreme Court, money is speech, and can be spent without limit. With your help, we can come together across the political spectrum to end the domination of big money in our elections with a nationwide movement to make sure everyone's voice is heard, not just those with the deepest pockets.

    This event is focused on connecting you with others who are sick of pay-to-play politics, who see the devastating effects of prioritizing profits over people, and who are ready to do something about it.

    Join us for an interactive presentation with Azor Cole, Citizen Empowerment Coordinator at American Promise, and Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg to learn how you can help win a government Of, By, and For The People.

    We will discuss both local and national solutions to getting big money out of politics, with clear follow up strategy for each!

    The event is co-sponsored by American Promise, March on Harrisburg, Mt. Lebanon RiseUp, and Partners for Progress SWPA.

     

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM
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  • 2018 National Citizen Leadership Conference

    The National Citizen Leadership Conference 
    June 22nd‐June 25th, 2018

    Registration is Open! Register Here.

    On June 22nd through the 25th, we'll gather in our nation's capital to discuss our common goal of winning The 28th Amendment. We hope you will join us to celebrate the progress we have made and the lessons we've learned along the way.

    The National Citizen Leader Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet others working on our common cause, as well as:

    • Discuss strategy, unity and the way forward to reclaiming our democracy
    • Celebrate our political, demographic and experiential similarities and differences
    • Generate enthusiasm for work that still needs to be done, while listening to and learning from a variety of distinguished speakers

    American Promise is pleased to announce we will be holding our first congressional lobby day June 25th.

    This optional lobby day will provide a unique opportunity to make our voices heard to our nation's leaders. The diverse group of citizen leaders who attend the lobby day will demonstrate the non-partisan will for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Back by popular demand, the sensational play 'Go, Granny D!' will be performed again at the 2018 NCLC. Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of Doris "Granny D" Haddock who, at age 90, walked 3200-miles across the United States to raise support for campaign finance reform. Haddock's determination inspired Americans everywhere and lead the way to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

    The 28th Amendment, created by the people and not large donors, is a historic goal that requires many communities to work together to overcome the constitutional crisis we face. The National Citizen Leadership Conference is a celebration of that cause, the work that we have done, and the work that we intend to do. We hope you can join us, so please save the date!

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 26, 2018
    Washington Hilton in Washington D.C., DC