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, 130,777 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.

  • Tiffin, OH 'Dark Money' Screening

    Seneca County Rising and American Promise Port Clinton, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning non-fiction film series on PBS present: DARK MONEY by Kimberly Reed.

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    Join us for a screening of DARK MONEY, a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed and produced by Katy Chevigny.

    This is a free film showing and a panel discussion with Rachel Crooks, Candidate for Ohio House District 88, and your local American Promise Association.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information: pcohamendment28@gmail.com

     

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
  • Hingham, MA 'Dark Money' Screening

    DARK MONEY, a Sundance award-winning documentary, examines one of the great threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable money on political campaigns. The film exposes the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

    On election day, November 6th, you will have the opportunity to help reclaim our democracy by VOTING YES ON QUESTION 2. YES ON 2 will create a first-in-the-nation citizens commission to examine all aspects of campaign financing. This commission would hold hearings and recommend solutions including the ratification of the 28th Amendment to our Constitution, a measure that would limit election spending. The appointed members would be all volunteer, non-partisan and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

    The movie starts at 7 pm and ends at 8:39 pm. The ticket price is $12. A speaker will briefly discuss the history and goals of YES ON 2 following the movie.

    Before the movie, have dinner at Beer Works starting at 5pm with friends and YES ON 2 volunteers. WATCH FOR A SEPARATE EVENT INVITATION FOR DINNER SO WE KNOW HOW MANY TO EXPECT. A private room will be reserved.

    To Boston friends, consider taking the ferry from Rose Wharf to Hingham. It's just a 5 minute walk from the ferry drop off to the shops and theater. The movie ends at 8:39, enough time to catch the last ferry back to Rose Wharf at 9pm!

    Enjoy one last summer night at beautiful Hingham Marina for dinner and a movie that every American should see!

    This event is not free please purchase tickets here.

    RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288569721729733/

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • Elyria "Dark Money" Screening

    Lorain County Rising and American Promise Port Clinton, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning non-fiction film series on PBS present: DARK MONEY by Kimberly Reed.

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    Join us for a screening of DARK MONEY, a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed and produced by Katy Chevigny.

    This is a free film showing and a panel discussion with Congressional Candidate Janet Garrett and your local American Promise Association.

    Light snacks will be served.

    For more information: pcohamendment28@gmail.com

     

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Blank Slate Elyria in Elyria, OH
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  • Port Clinton "Dark Money" Screening

    American Promise Port Clinton, in collaboration with POV, the award-winning non-fiction film series on PBS present: DARK MONEY by Kimberly Reed.

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    Join us for a screening of DARK MONEY, a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed and produced by Katy Chevigny.

    This is a free film showing and a panel discussion with your local American Promise Association will be held at the event.

    Light dessert will be served.

    For more information: pcohamendment28@gmail.com

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, OH
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  • Writing the 28th Amendment - Richmond, VA

    With the first Constitutional amendment in the digital age, there’s no reason why every American can’t be at the table! American Promise, American Constitution Society, Fix it America and Take Back Our Republic are hosting an interactive town hall meeting in Richmond, VA.

    Richmond.jpegJoin American Promise founder and president Jeff Clements, Take Back our Republic Executive Director, John Pudner, and Fix it America Managing Director, Lipscomb and representatives from American Constitution Society, and fellow concerned citizens for a town hall meeting about what the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution must do and say.

    You will learn about the problems with big money in politics and how a Constitutional amendment could solve them, and have the opportunity to participate in the deliberation and vote on solutions.

    This process will inform and educate; engage people of all backgrounds and political viewpoints; provide feedback for Congressional proponents of different Amendment approaches; create a deep and wide reservoir of informed citizens, legislative witnesses and local, state and federal advocates for the 28th Amendment; and build consensus for the most effective Amendment language.

    The event is co-sponsored by American Promise, The American Constitution SocietyTake Back Our Republic, and Fix It America

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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 05:15 PM
    Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA
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  • Democracy is Brewing Tour - Williamsburg, VA


    Tired of big donors and special interests calling the shots?  

    Join us to help get money out of politics! 

    Virginia 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. 

    The fight to take back our democracy will not be an easy one, but we are well on our way to make sure our government knows that the people -- not money - govern the United States! It is time to stop the near 20 million dollars being spent on Virginia's elections, and reclaim our Democracy! 

     

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg , VA
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  • Northern VA 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 Northern VA 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 training session, hosted by Citizen Empowerment Coordinator Wambui Gatheru, 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 29, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Arlington Central Library in Arlington, VA
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  • Writing the 28th Amendment - Los Angeles, CA

    Los_Angeles__Winter_2016.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 hosting an interactive town hall meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    UCLA Law School in Los Angeles, CA
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  • San Francisco Law Library: Corporations, Constitutional Law & Democracy

    Join American Promise President Jeff Clements and attorney John O’Grady of O’Grady Law Group for a talk about a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United at the San Francisco Law Library.

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    How is the U.S. Supreme Court encouraging global and other business corporations to claim First Amendment and other Constitutional rights to avoid regulation, spend unlimited money to influence elections, claim religious exemptions from health insurance laws, and block government investigations? What are the implications of cases such as Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, for Constitutional law, public policy and American democracy? With a growing movement in the States and in Congress to advance a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and related decisions, what would a 28th Amendment say, how would it work, and what are its prospects?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    San Francisco Law Library in San Francisco, CA
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  • Get Money Out - Knoxville, TN APA Launch

    Whether your issue is fracking, the opioid crisis, affordable healthcare, gun safety, education, or income inequality, in order to win meaningful and lasting reform, we must fix our constitution first so our government serves people, not lobbyists and campaign donors. 

    You're invited to American Promise Association of Knoxville (APAK) launch for a free workshop that will give you the tools you need to stay engaged on this issue through the 2018 election cycle and beyond. 

    Become a grassroots leader in breaking the dominance of money in politics that corrupts our government, not only to pass the 28th Amendment, but to make sure our elected officials know people - not money, not corporations, not super PACs - govern the citizens of these United States.  

    This free training session, led by AP's Citizen Empowerment Coordinator Azor Cole, will cover:

    - What the 28th Amendment does and how to talk about 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 big money on American politics. Encouragingly, Americans are pushing back on this corruption and are ready to win the 28th Amendment together! Please join this cross-partisan effort to reclaim our democracy and RSVP now!

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Bearden Public Library in Knoxville, TN
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