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 Susan Muller at susanm@americanpromise.net to get started.

  • Keeping the American Promise with Take Back Our Republic

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    What's a conservative Republican from Alabama doing in Concord, Massachusetts?  

    Come and find out next Wednesday when John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic joins us to speak about the cross-partisan strategy that we need to renew our democracy and win the 28th Amendment to get big money out of our politics. This is how we will win!

    Everyone is welcome at all American Promise meetings, regardless of partisan viewpoints. At our next meeting in Concord, we'll welcome John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic. John we a Republican political consultant from Alabama who made his career helping outsider conservatives take on big-money insiders in political races, and helping main street stand up to the power of global corporations. His now-famous strategy of outsmarting instead of outspending the opposition was born out of a hobby of extrapolating statistical data on sports teams. Though he won 3 out of every 4 races in which he was involved, he saw firsthand the influence of money on politics— manipulation of the system and loopholes that prevent transparency — where only select major corporate donors and union bosses have a voice. To reform the system instead of circumventing it, John Pudner is leading Take Back Our Republic's work to rally conservatives, Republicans and all Americans to renew our commitment to effective self-government. 

    We were pleased to have John speak at our National Citizen Leadership Conference last year and are delighted to welcome him to the Bay State to share his vision and how his work to end the corruption of big money in our politics, has led him to support the 28th Amendment!

    **Light Dinner will be served, and we will take a break before 7pm so Concord residents can make it to Town Meeting**

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 05:45 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, MA
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  • Keeping the American Promise - Harvard, MA

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    The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is one of the most trusted non-partisan, grassroots organization in the Commonwealth, committed to influencing public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters advocacy is based on stated positions on issues at the national, state and local levels, and are developed through member study and consensus.

    Staying in tune with their stated positions, The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts will be hosting another event addressing money in politics in at the Harvard Town Hall on May 10th. 

    Spreading the word about the 28th Amendment, Larry Scarff will be speaking at this event about the work American Promise is doing to get money out of politics and about the National Citizen Uprising that has people across the nation pushing for change. Larry Scarff is one of the most dedicated volunteers of American Promise and is a trailblazer for the grassroot work being done for the 28th Amendment in Massachusetts. He and his wife are also the leaders of the American Promise Associations in Burlington and Concord. 

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Harvard Town Hall in Harvard, MA
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  • Massachusetts Ready to Rise Meeting Boston

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    From Boston to the Berkshires, citizens are stepping up for a statewide Ballot Initiative in 2018 that says People - Not Money, Not Corporations, Not Special Interests - Govern the United States. Help the Commonwealth join 18 other states and 800 cities and towns that have passed resolutions to overturn Citizens United and return to common sense limits on election spending. 

    The American Revolution began in the waters and woods of Massachusetts and our patriotism is rooted in the early days of democracy. Here we go again! Today, citizens of Massachusetts are once again rising to defend the nation. We are acting to put right what the Supreme Court got so wrong in the Citizens United v FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to global money that is drowning American democracy.

    Join American Promise and our allies for a Citizen Uprising workshop that will provide ALL OF US the training and tools we need to get Massachusetts ready for the 2018 ballot. 

    The Massachusetts Uprising has been building for:

    1) a statewide ballot initiative to give voice to all Massachusetts citizens.
    2) a big push for the We the People Act in this legislative session.

    We are drafting the ballot language right now, and connecting people to help get the initiative on the 2018 ballot. At the same time, our friends at We the People Massachusetts are spearheading the We the People Act, to get the 28th Amendment out to the states for ratification. It's ALL GOOD!

    This is a free event. All are welcome, so register today and bring groups of friends and neighbors who are tired of talk and ready to put passion into action.

    **Location: Boston Seaport District adjacent to The Institute of Contemporary Art.

    **Public Transportation: 1-2 min walk from Courthouse Station on MBTA Silver Line; 10-15 min walk from South Station.
    Driving: Multiple parking lots in area plus some metered street parking.

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    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    District Hall in Boston, MA
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  • Massachusetts Ready to Rise Worcester

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    From Boston to the Berkshires, citizens are stepping up for a statewide Ballot Initiative in 2018 that says People - Not Money, Not Corporations, Not Special Interests - Govern the United States. Help the Commonwealth join 18 other states and 800 cities and towns that have passed resolutions to overturn Citizens United and return to common sense limits on election spending. 

    The "first" American Revolution began in the waters and woods of Massachusetts and our patriotism is rooted in the early days of democracy. Here we go again! Today, citizens of Massachusetts are once again rising to defend the nation. We are acting to put right what the Supreme Court got so wrong in the Citizens United v FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to global money that is drowning American democracy. 80% of ALL Americans agree that the time it now.

    Join American Promise and our allies for a Citizen Uprising workshop that will provide ALL OF US the training and tools we need to get Massachusetts ready for the 2018 ballot. The Worcester launch event will include:

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    Worcester Congressman, Jim McGovern, will lead the speaker panel and outline the stakes of acting NOW; Kellen Arno, of Grandview Campaigns, will lead a training session on citizen engagement; Jeff Clements, President of American Promise and author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money & Global Corporations. 

    The Massachusetts Uprising has been building for:

    1) a statewide ballot initiative to give voice to all Massachusetts citizens.
    2) a big push for the We the People Act in this legislative session.

    We are drafting the ballot language right now, and connecting people to help get the initiative on the 2018 ballot. At the same time, our friends at We the People Massachusetts are spearheading the We the People Act, to get the 28th Amendment out to the states for ratification. It's ALL GOOD!

    This is a free event. All are welcome, so register today and bring groups of friends and neighbors who are tired of talk and ready to put passion into action. 

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    Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA
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  • Winston-Salem, NC APA Launch

    To learn about what you can actually DO to break the cycle of Big Money that controls our government, come out to the Winston-Salem American Promise Association launch for a free workshop that will give you the tools you need to stay engaged in this issue leading up to the 2018 election cycle. Become a leader in breaking the dominance of money in politics that corrupts our government not only for to pass the 28th Amendment but to make sure our elected officials know people - not money, not corporations, not super PACs - govern the United States.  

    This 3-hour training session will cover:

    • What the 28th Amendment does and how to promote it
    • How to develop the political will needed to ratify a 28th Amendment
    • How to speak effectively about the need for a 28th Amendment
    • Actions you can take
    • How to plan for additional learning

     

    **Light refreshments will be served**

    It's hard to know what's true in the he said/she said swirl of our current news cycles. What is real and dangerous is the grip of global money in American politics. Americans are pushing back and are ready to win the 28th Amendment together! Join the Citizen Uprising and RSVP now!

    Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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  • Montclair, NJ APA Launch

    To learn about what you can actually DO to break the cycle of Big Money that controls our government, come out to the Montclair, NJ American Promise Association launch for a free workshop that will give you the tools you need to stay engaged in this issue leading up to the 2018 election cycle. Become a leader in breaking the dominance of money in politics that corrupts our government not only for to pass the 28th Amendment but to make sure our elected officials know people - not money, not corporations, not super PACs - govern the United States.  

    This 3-hour training session will cover:

    • What the 28th Amendment does and how to promote it
    • How to develop the political will needed to ratify a 28th Amendment
    • How to speak effectively about the need for a 28th Amendment
    • Actions you can take
    • How to plan for additional learning

     

    **There will be a potluck lunch social hour from 12-1pm for those who want to come a little early to meet their neighbors! **

    It's hard to know what's true in the he said/she said swirl of our current news cycles. What is real and dangerous is the grip of global money in American politics. Americans are pushing back and are ready to win the 28th Amendment together! Join the Citizen Uprising and RSVP now!

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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