Pledge Campaign

The American Promise Candidate Pledge is a volunteer-led effort to get candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to pledge on the record that they will use their office to advance the 28th Amendment. In order to ultimately succeed in the ratification of the 28th Amendment, we’re going to need the support of hundreds more elected officials, and the pledge is an effective tool to secure that support.

How it works: Anyone can download and print out the pledge and ask a candidate or incumbent elected official to sign it. Once signed, the forms are returned to American Promise, and we'll keep track and report who has and hasn't signed the pledge. We'll then work to turn those pledges into action and leadership on the 28th Amendment.

The pledge is an opportunity to educate voters on where their candidates and elected officials stand on the 28th Amendment, and turn the Amendment into an election issue. Ensuring that voters know which candidates support the 28th Amendment is an essential step to electing a Congress and state legislatures that will pass this historic reform.

The pledge is also an opportunity to educate current and future elected officials about the 28th Amendment. While many of us would agree that these issues are among the most important to the future of our democracy, many elected officials aren’t aware of American Promise or the push for a 28th Amendment. Asking candidates and elected officials to sign the pledge is a great chance to offer them some background information, answer any questions they may have, and start an ongoing relationship with them.

Congressman Jim McGovern: "We need to get our elected officials and candidates running for office on record that they will do this"

 



See some of the many candidates who have signed:


Pledge Petition

We know that a majority of Americans -- democratic, republican, and independent -- are tired of unlimited spending from corporations and special interests in our elections: 80% of citizens support our movement, and 19 states have already won ballot initiatives or resolutions calling on Congress to take action. Over 100,000 citizens like you have taken our Citizen Uprising pledge in support of a 28th Amendment to reverse Citizens United and reclaim our democracy. Now, we're asking candidates running for office across the country to do the same -- and we need your help. Add your name: "I want my candidates to sign the pledge in support of the 28th Amendment."

Pledge Language

Click Here to Download the Pledge

The pledge states:

"I support amending the United States Constitution to 1) secure fair, free elections by limiting the undue influence of money in politics; 2) protect the rights of all Americans to equal participation and representation, rather than overrepresentation of donors and special interests; and 3) protect the unalienable liberty of people rather than new privileges for the largest corporations, unions, and special interests; and

I pledge to use my office to advance such a 28th Amendment in the ways and means available to me as a public official, including, but not limited to: sponsoring or cosponsoring bills, resolutions, or other legislation advancing proposal or ratification of such a 28th Amendment; voting in favor of such bills and resolutions in committee, subcommittee, floor or other votes; working to build cross-partisan support; and publicly advocating for the necessity of such a 28th Amendment."

Take the Pledge

If you are a candidate or office holder who would like to to take the pledge, or have a pledge filled out by a candidate or office holder, please upload it using the form below. You'll first need to download the pledge, and then scan or take a picture of the signed pledge to upload. For more information about why to sign, how to sign, and what to do once you've signed, refer to our candidate and office holder resources here.

Pledge Database

See all the candidates and office holders who have taken the pledge for the 28th Amendment, or signed with Candidates with a Contract. You can search by Name, Office, or State, as well as sort each column alphabetically by clicking the column header. 

Last First State Office District Activity
Abboud Deedra AZ US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Adams Dion MI US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Akzam Johnny MN US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Alemayhu Ted CA US Representative 37 Pledged Candidate
Alli Helen VA US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Anderson Rob LA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Applewhite Jarratt NM State Representative 50 Pledged Candidate
Athey Ted MD US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Auman Lee AL US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Ballinger Jeff MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Bardoe Angela NJ Pittsgrove Township Committee 0 Pledged Candidate
Benac David MI US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Berringer Aryanna PA Lt. Governor 0 Pledged Candidate
Bequette David IL US Representative 12 Pledged Candidate
Bignell Mark MI State Senator 4 Pledged Candidate
Bishop Ron AL US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Bloomenthal Benjamin MA State Representative 14 Pledged Candidate
Bohren Jensen MS US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Borrelli Tamborine WA US Representative 10 Pledged Candidate
Burch Lorie TX US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Canova Tim FL US Representative 23 Pledged Candidate
Carey Pete VA US Representative 11 Pledged Candidate
Casten Sean IL US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Chamberlin Chris MN US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Chandler Alexandra MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Chatlos Robert IN US Representative 9 Pledged Candidate
Cox David OH State Senator 19 Pledged Candidate
Cox Steve CA US Representative 39 Pledged Candidate
Crary Jim OR US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Cunningham William NJ US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Daley Mary Jo PA US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Das Beej MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Davidson Demarco MO US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Davis Adam UT US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Dean Sarah MT US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
DeBenedittis Peter NM Governor 0 Pledged Candidate
DePaul Monica FL US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Devito Michael NY US Representative 11 Pledged Candidate
Duenas Angelica CA US Representative 29 Pledged Candidate
Earl Angelica MO US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Eastman Kara NE US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Eichholz Rich MI US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Everhard Janet OH US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Faust David MO US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Fernandez Veronica NJ Washington Township Committee 0 Pledged Candidate
Fraser Diane VA US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Frend Michael VA US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Friday Steven MI US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Friedenberg Marc PA US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Fields Vernon KS US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Fulford Jonathan ME US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Galbraith Allison MD US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Garcia Ramon WI US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Garrod Eponine MI US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Georges Tom IL State Senator 26 Pledged Candidate
Germanotta Juliet WI US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Gifford Rufus MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Gill David IL US Representative 13 Pledged Candidate
Gonzalez Jay MA Governor 0 Pledged Candidate
Gouveia Tami MA State Representative 14 Pledged Candidate
Griffin Clayburn NM US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Guild Thomas OK US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Hall Seth KY US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Hartford Andrew NJ US Representative 12 Pledged Candidate
Hartson Alison CA US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Helle Joe OH State Representative 89 Pledged Candidate
Henry Brendon NY US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Hewitt Martin NJ US Representative 11 Pledged Candidate
Hoagenson Renee MO US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Hildebrand David CA US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Huffman Ryan IL US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Hunziker Robert WA US Representative 8 Pledged Candidate
Ing Kaniela HI US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Jacob Peter NJ US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Janowski Ed FL US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Jeanette Ryan MI State Senator 28 Pledged Candidate
Jennings Vince MO US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Joshi Yatish IN US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Kaptur Marcy OH US Representative 9 Pledged Incumbent
Kim Bryan CA US Representative 53 Pledged Candidate
Kishineff Jason CA US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Koh Dan MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Kovacs Billy AZ US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Kresge Brian ME State Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Lavine Ben OR US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Littlefield Patrick MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Longjohn Matt MI US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Lord Christina KY US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Love Jack NV US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
LeGrand Terri NC State Representative 74 Pledged Candidate
Leiner Bill PA US Representative 15 Pledged Candidate
Lyons Chris ME US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Lytton Dennis CA US Representative 11 Pledged Candidate
L'Italien Barbara MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Malloy Patrick CA US Representative 50 Pledged Candidate
Marshall Jennifer NC US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Martin Jenica MD US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Massie Bob MA Governor 0 Pledged Candidate
May Wendy NC US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
McGovern Jim MA US Representative 2 Pledged Incumbent
McLeod-Skinner Jamie OR US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
McQueen Lee AR US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Messmer John MO US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Michaels Freeman CA US Representative 52 Pledged Candidate
Miller Loretta Lax FL US Representative 15 Pledged Candidate
Mumin Khalil Abdul MO State Representative 66 Pledged Candidate
Nesmith Trent GA US Representative 12 Pledged Candidate
Neu Jr James OH US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Nichols Damien CA US Representative 28 Pledged Candidate
Noble Jason MI State Senator 19 Pledged Candidate
Ortiz y Pino Jerry NM State Senator 12 Pledged Incumbent
Palfrey Quentin MA Lt. Governor 0 Pledged Candidate
Palsson Nils CA US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Perri Chris TX US Representative 25 Pledged Candidate
Peyer Dustin ND US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Pollard Bill FL US Representative 17 Pledged Candidate
Prigg Tom PA US Representative 12 Pledged Candidate
Pureval Aftab OH US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Reed Stuart FL US Representative 23 Pledged Candidate
Reed Wendy CA US Representative 23 Pledged Candidate
Reilly Steve GA US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Ronan Sam OH US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Rosen Gonzalez Kristen FL Miami Beach City Commissioner 0 Pledged Incumbent
Rosser Brian GA US Representative 14 Pledged Candidate
Sayegh Roger CA State Senator 18 Pledged Candidate
Schneider Jan FL US Representative 16 Pledged Candidate
Sedbrook David CO US Representative 1 Pledged Candidate
Shakti Shakti CO State Representative 28 Pledged Candidate
Shepherd Rick NV US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Sherman Jayesun MN US Representative 7 Pledged Candidate
Short Grant KY US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Singleton Philip GA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Spencer Paul AR US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Spoerer Carl IL US Representative 15 Pledged Candidate
Squier Marcia MI US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Stanger Erik CO US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Stankevich Nicholas NY US Representative 27 Pledged Candidate
Stevenson Rich KY US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Strauss Jean MA State Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
St. John Keith MA US Representative 3 Pledged Candidate
Thom Sean NJ US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Thomas Jared IN US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Thorn Gabriel CO State Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Todd Ian MN US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Trauner Gary WY US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Vaughn Rikki MD US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Vilela Amy NV US Representative 4 Pledged Candidate
Walker Tami TX US Representative 10 Pledged Candidate
Walz Jim IL US Representative 14 Pledged Candidate
Warnacut David WI US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Webber Alan NM Mayor of Santa Fe 0 Elected!
Wellman Heidi MA US Senator 0 Pledged Candidate
Westbrook Brianna AZ US Representative 8 Pledged Candidate
Wheeland Ashley CO State Representative 9 Pledged Candidate
White Kentiel MI US Representative 13 Pledged Candidate
Whitmire Marc TN US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate
Williams JM CA US Representative 22 Pledged Candidate
Wood Dan TX US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Wright Theresa PA US Representative 5 Pledged Candidate
Young Geoffrey KY US Representative 6 Pledged Candidate
Youngblood Tanzie NJ US Representative 2 Pledged Candidate