Tools for Action

Together, we will restore democracy with the 28th Amendment. Here are a few first steps get to you started. Click on any of the options to learn more about actions YOU can take to make a difference:

From Your Computer

In Your Home

In Your Community

Take the Pledge

I pledge to join the 50-state Citizen Uprising in my state to support the 28th Amendment so that people - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern America. 

Since January, 60,384 have pledged their support for the Citizen Uprising in their communities, and we are just getting started. Pledge your support today!

Become an Member

Become an American Promise Citizen today to step up to the responsibilities and benefits of the movement to secure our constitutional rights and to direct our national destiny.

Your support goes directly to our national campaign to win: digital infrastructure of our member platform (AP Connect™), public portal tools (americanpromise.net), and paid state organizers. If you are unable to become an AP Citizen today, and would like to support our work, please donate as you are able.

AP Citizens contribute between $5/month ($60/year) and $100/month ($1200/year). At American Promise there are no “super citizens” who pay more to get more. We use the kind of small-donor model we want to see in our democracy - including a maximum contribution.

Here are some of the ways that AP Citizens can make an impact:

WE STAY INFORMED

With up-to-date press and information about the movement for effective citizenship

Via On the Move™ digest for busy citizens

WE WORK TOGETHER

On AP Connect™, our AP Citizen platform for local and national collaboration

Collaborate on a letter to the editor

WE HAVE A VOICE

In our lives and in our government

On regular telephone Town Halls, national webinars, and regional events

With action that holds elected officials accountable as we convey our beliefs

At National Citizen Leadership Conferences and all the conference materials

Renew AP Citizenship

If you are a current AP Citizen ready to renew, Thank you!

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 - 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
    Location TBD
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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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