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

Sign the Petition

I pledge to join the 50-state Citizen UpRising in my state to support the 28th Amendment so that peoplenot big money, not corporations, not unions, not special interestsgovern America.

Since January, 130,913 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 Azor Cole at azorc@americanpromise.net to get started.

  • American Promise Coach, Sam Daley-Harris, Speaks at Drew University

    Sam Daley-Harris

    Are you ready for some inspiration? Join American Promise coach Sam Daley-Harris on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Drew University Brothers College 120 (BC 120). The title of his talk is: "Are Shouting and Silence Our Only Two Options?: Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism."

    Bring friends and prepare to be inspired.

     

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Brothers College Room 120 in Madison, NJ
    rsvp
  • Writing the 28th Amendment: Constitutional Debate Viewing Party

    In historic Philadelphia, join us at the Revolution House for food, drinks, and a livestream broadcast of the sold-out debate, raging just blocks away at the National Constitution Center, on a Constitutional amendment to allow political spending limits and ensure an equal voice for all Americans.

    This debate is hosted by American Promise, the American Constitution Society and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. In favor of this amendment are Jeff Clements (pictured left), President and Founder of American Promise, and Elizabeth Doty (picture right), business leader and co-founder of the American Promise Bay Area Business Council. 

            

    In opposition are Bradley Smith (pictured left), Founder of the Institute of Free Speech, and Floyd Abrams (pictured right), Senior Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

              

    Moderating this debate is Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, and Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and Professor of Law at Stetson University.


    Like our democracy, the event is sold out, but you can livestream the debate from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. ET (
    https://constitutioncenter.org/debate/live) either with us at the Revolution House (we'll have a projector), or with friends and family wherever you are in the country!

    After the debate is over, our friends at the National Constitution Center will make the short walk over and join the viewing party at Revolution House! You'll meet constitutional scholars, active American Promise Association citizen leaders from PA and NJ, and lots of people new to this issue wanting to learn more about how to get big money out of politics!

    If you agree that we need this Amendment, click here to weigh in on what the Amendment should do or say: http://www.americanpromise.net/writing_the_28th_amendment?utm_source=American+Promise&utm_campaign=1f9699f709-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f12c7850d0-1f9699f709-22959287

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Revolution House in Philadelphia, PA
    rsvp
  • Writing the 28th Amendment - Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia.jpgWith the first Constitutional amendment in the digital age, there’s no reason why every American can’t be at the table! American Promise is co-hosting with the American Constitution Society and the National Constitution Center a debate about the proposed Constitutional amendment to allow political spending limits at the NCC in Philadelphia, PA.

    In favor of this amendment are Jeff Clements (pictured left), President and Founder of American Promise, and Elizabeth Doty (picture right), business leader and co-founder of the American Promise Bay Area Business Council. 

            

    In opposition are Bradley Smith (pictured left), Founder of the Institute of Free Speech, and Floyd Abrams (pictured right), Senior Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

              

    Moderating this debate is Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, and Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and Professor of Law at Stetson University.

    This event is sold out, but can be live streamed for free on the NCC website at the time of the event here.

    After the event, join citizen leaders for food and drink at 8pm at Revolution House (200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106) to discuss tangible ways to get involved with this grassroots movement! 

     

     

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA