Our Goal

American Promise is leading the charge for the 28th Amendment so we the people govern the United States -- not big money, not unions, and not corporations.

The Amendment process is well on its way to help set reasonable spending limits in our political elections, so that all Americans - regardless of net worth - can take responsibility for our lives, govern ourselves, and honor our national destiny.  

Five years after Citizens United, it is time to accept the historical gravity of our situation. It is time for Americans of all political viewpoints to come together to win the 28th Amendment — and to renew U.S. democracy again.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

80+% of Americans Want to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC to keep Big Money Out of Politics

Among self-described liberals, conservatives, and moderates, 80 percent say the decision should be overturned. [Bloomberg Politics, 9/28/15]

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By reclaiming our democracy with the 28th Amendment, We The People - of all political beliefs - will secure rights and responsibilities for our lives and for our country’s future:

  • safe drinking water
  • national defense
  • equal justice
  • self-government
  • tax policy
  • job security
  • public safety
  • healthy food supply
  • independent press
  • public lands
  • clean and breathable air
  • serving the public interest
  • defending human liberty

Together, we will deliver the American Promise.

Join us.

 

Vision/Mission

Vision

A healthy, just, and lasting American republic, in which Constitutional rights for human beings are secure, and all citizens are equal, with the right and the responsibility to govern effectively together.

A renewal of our national covenant of human liberty, equal citizenship, and responsible self-government.

Mission

To empower, inspire, and organize Americans to win the cause of our time: the 28th Amendment. This historic reform will rebalance our politics and government by putting the rights of individual citizens and the interests of the nation before the privileges of concentrated money, corporations, unions, political parties, and superPACs.

Strategy

We unite the vast majority of Americans who agree that we need big reform now;

We give every American a way to participate by organizing, strengthening, and celebrating local action through American Promise Associations (APA);

We connect local APAs and AP Citizens together in a powerful and effective citizen network (APConnect);

We sustain the national energy, engagement, and commitment it takes to win the 28th Amendment and historic reform;

We execute together, our winning strategy to pass and ratify the 28th Amendment.

What It Says

The 28th Amendment affirms that We the People - not big money, not unions, not corporations - govern the United States.

The strongest consensus language for the Amendment* will secure:

  • Rights for human beings over privileges for global corporations and special interests
  • Fair and free elections for ALL Americans
  • Rights of all Americans to equal participation and representation 

*Now, American Promise is leading a year-long effort to build national consensus.