Massachusetts Uprising


Welcome to the Citizen Uprising in Massachusetts!

The Bay State has been a leader in the push for the 28th Amendment to get big money out of politics, passing a legislative resolution in 2012 and more than 200 local resolutions. Now it's time to raise the volume.

Citizens have stepped up to the plate and are working to put the 28th Amendment on the 2018 Massachusetts Ballot. People Govern, Not Money is leading this all-volunteer, citizen-led signature collecting effort to once again assert MA as a leader in putting people ahead of profits, fighting to restore our human liberties. We're fighting so 4.5 million people can have their voices heard.

Get connected with the one of the Massachusetts American Promise Associations and join an organized, dynamic group of active citizen leaders already in your community!


  • Concord/North Bridge, MA APA: Nancy Heselton,
  • Burlington, MA APA: Larry Scarff, 

The Citizen Uprising here will build on all of that great work with a statewide ballot initiative to give voice to all Massachusetts citizens, and a big push for the We the People Act in this legislative session.

Citizen leaders at the all-volunteer group We the People Massachusetts are spearheading the We the People Act, a big push to get the 28th Amendment out to the states for ratification. Needless to say, there's a lot to do, and we need you!

Whether you are new to grassroots action or a seasoned community organizer, these campaigns will need local organizers, signature collectors, citizen lobbyists, team leaders, greeters, data entry specialists, sign holders, and more… Two quick things now:  

1. If you haven't already done so, join People Govern, Not Money's all-volunteer group of citizens collecting signatures to place the 28th Amendment on the 2018 Massachusetts Ballot!

2. Call or write your State Legislators to support the We the People Act - its before the MA legislature now!

Our job is to translate the cross-partisan support of the voters and state legislators into votes and sponsorship of the 28th Amendment in Congress. American Promise is connecting people who want to get involved and help out. If you pledged to join the Citizens Uprising, we will follow up.

In the meantime, you can get started with easy to use tools. Take them out for a spin. 

Ready to join a team? Sign up below, raise your voice and get organized right where you live.

Please join American Promise today so we can expand the Citizen Uprising in communities all over the nation! 

One by one, citizens will put us on the map with all the other states working for the 28th Amendment that says PEOPLE - NOT MONEY - GOVERN THE UNITED STATES.

We CAN make the difference.