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 people - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern America. 

Since January, 128,784 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 Joyce Sanchez at joyces@americanpromise.net to get started.

  • Keeping the American Promise - Philadelphia, PA

     Tired of big donors and special interests calling the shots?

    Join us in supporting HR 440
    to call for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution!
     

    Pennsylvania is slated to have one of the most expensive election years coming up in 2018. This is the new normal in the post Citizens United world, but with your help we can end the domination of big money in our elections with a nationwide movement for political equality. HR 440 will call for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Representative Frank Dermody (D-33) has introduced HR 440 in the PA state legislature, a resolution urging Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution “clarifying the distinction between the rights of natural persons and the rights of corporations and other legal entities under the First Amendment and giving Congress and state legislatures the power to regulate political contributions and expenditures.” Rep. Dermody is joined by 26 others representatives who support the resolution.

    Please join Jeff Clements of American Promise, author Judy Wicks, and Ben Cohen of Stamp Stampede in support of HR 440!

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    Jeff Clements is a founder and President of American Promise and co-founder of Free Speech for People. He is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. In his legal career, he has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts.

    Ben Cohen is known for co-founding Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. However, Ben is also the Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede, an organization that stamps dollar bills with anti-money-in-politics messages. He has served on the boards of Oxfam America, Greenpeace, and Hampshire College. He is the recipient of the U.S. Small Businessperson of the Year Award, several honorary doctorates, and has authored several books.

    Judy Wicks is the cofounder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). She also founded the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. In 1983 she opened White Dog Café in Philadelphia, which she ran for 26 years. Her award-winning book, “Good Morning, Beautiful Business” was published in 2013. Judy is a member of the national advisory councils of both American Promise and Stamp Stampede.

     

    RSVP Below!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Philadelphia Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA
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  • Bay Area Business Council Launch

    images.jpgJoin Bay Area colleagues at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to see how the 28th Amendment will address money in politics and rebuild the foundations of democracy in which business can thrive and create value across all markets.

    California is among the 19 states that have already passed resolutions for a 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United and set common sense limits to money in politics. Business leaders have become part of this national wave of action. The market value of a level playing field delivers innovation and secures long-term economic health - two of the many reasons for businesses to engage in this successful movement (FAQ's click here).  

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    Jeff Clements, the founder and president of American Promise will be the guest speaker and help us launch the Bay Area American Promise Business Council that will: provide forums for business leaders to learn more about the recent surge of money in politics; help colleagues make an informed decision on the 28th Amendment; provide effective tools and support for business leaders who want to take meaningful action. There will be time in the schedule for questions and discussion and we hope you'll join us for wine and lite fare. Please RSVP below and to contact your co-hosts, click on the names below:

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    Jack Doty
    Metro Pacific
    Elizabeth Doty 
    Leadership Momentum
    Tom Van Dyck
    RBC
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 15 rsvps
    San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, CA
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  • Tulsa OK 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 Tulsa, OK 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, hosted by Citizen Empowerment Coordinator Azor Cole, 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 

     

    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, September 23, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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