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

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.

  • Winston-Salem, NC Inviting Team Call

    We're off to a great start with American Promise! Please join us to help launch and build our American Promise Association in the Winston-Salem community. 

    Learn more about the national American Promise strategy and the role of local AP Associations. Share your ideas, experience, and energy! Meet new neighbors and friends who share your commitment to equal citizenship, human liberty, and responsive self-government.

    To find out the exact location of this meeting, please refer to Robin Lynne's contact information below. Ben Gubits, Associate Director or Joyce Sanchez, Citizen Engagement Coordinator, will Skype into this meeting. 

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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  • "Democracy is Not for Sale" by The League of Women Voters Massachusetts

      

    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 it's 3rd event, "Democracy is not for sale", addressing money in politics in Worcester on March 29th.

    Spreading the word about the 28th Amendment, Jeff Clements 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.  Jeff Clements is a constitutional lawyer, President of American Promise, and author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. 

     

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 15 rsvps
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  • Montclair, NJ Inviting Team Call

    We're off to a great start with American Promise! Please join us to help launch and build our American Promise Association in the Montclair community. 

    On this Inviting Team Call, you'll learn more about the national American Promise strategy and the role of local AP Associations. Share your ideas, experience, and energy! Meet new neighbors and friends who share your commitment to equal citizenship, human liberty, and responsive self-government.

    To find out the exact location of this meeting, please refer to Ellen Schwartz's contact information below. Ben Gubits, Associate Director or Joyce Sanchez, Citizen Engagement Coordinator, will Skype into this meeting. 

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 07:30 PM
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  • American Promise & New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics

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    Break the dominance of Money in Politics that corrupts government and blocks effective action on virtually every major issue Americans care about. To learn what you can actually DO to break the cycle of Big Money that controls our government, join American Promise and Money out of Politics, New Mexico for a free workshop that will give you the tools you need to engage on this issue leading up to the 2018 election cycle and ultimatey to the 28th Amendment where people - not money, not corporations, not super PACs - govern the United States.  

    Register for this training session:

    • 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 - for country, for democracy, for those generations who have gone before us defending Democracy.

    Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Higher Education Building in Santa Fe, NM
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  • Democracy Reform Lobby Day

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    American Promise is spearheading a 50-state Citizen Uprising with one goal: the 28th Amendment to the Constitution that sets reasonable limits on election spending and protects the rights for human beings over privileges for global corporations and special interests. The Uprising will be most intense leading up the 2018 elections, and citizens of Nevada have an important role to play in ratification.

    In 2017, three bills [SJR4, AB272, SB94] have already been introduced in the Nevada statehouse concerning Democracy Reform. To make sure these bills pass, please join American Promise, PLAN Nevada, and Public Citizen at the Democracy Reform Lobby Day on April 3rd, 2017.

    This is an all-day action event, which will include a breakfast, lobby training and  Keynote Speaker Jeff Clements, President of American Promise and Author of  "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations,"  from 9am-11am. Shortly after the training, Jeff Clements and many others will be walking to the statehouse for meetings with state legislators.

    Come out to learn about lobbying for Democracy and to talk with State Legislators about the change the people -- not corporations -- want to see! 

    Monday, April 03, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    The Carson Nugget in Carson City, NV
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  • San Francisco/Oakland Inviting Team Call

    We're off to a great start with American Promise! Please join us to help launch and build our American Promise Association in the San Francisco/Oakland community. 

    On this Inviting Team Call, you'll learn more about the national American Promise strategy and the role of local AP Associations. Share your ideas, experience, and energy! Meet new neighbors and friends who share your commitment to equal citizenship, human liberty, and responsive self-government.

    To find out the exact location of this meeting, please refer to Rose's contact information below. Ben Gubits, Associate Director or Joyce Sanchez, Citizen Engagement Coordinator, will Skype into this meeting. 

    Monday, April 03, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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  • Philadelphia, PA Inviting Team Call

    We're off to a great start with American Promise! Please join us to help launch and build our American Promise Association in the Philadelphia community. 

    On this Inviting Team Call, you'll learn more about the national American Promise strategy and the role of local AP Associations. Share your ideas, experience, and energy! Meet new neighbors and friends who share your commitment to equal citizenship, human liberty, and responsive self-government.

    To find out the exact location of this meeting, please refer to Suzanne's contact information below. Ben Gubits, Associate Director or Joyce Sanchez, Citizen Engagement Coordinator, will Skype into this meeting. 

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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  • Keeping the American Promise - Salem State

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    Salem - American Promise is spearheading a 50-state Citizen Uprising with one goal: the 28th Amendment to the Constitution that sets reasonable limits on election spending and protects the rights for human beings over privileges for global corporations and special interests. The Uprising will be most intense in the lead up the 2018 elections, and citizens of the Bay State have an important role to play in ratification.

    Jeffrey D. Clements, founder and president of American Promise and author of the book "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations," will be the guest speaker at a free educational presentation at Salem State University.

    We the People Massachusetts, American Promise, and the Marblehead Chapter of The League of Women Voters are sponsoring the presentation to highlight the central role of each citizen in local action within a cooperative national network. With 80+% support nationally, we will empower and amplify the cross-partisan actions of individuals and groups who are committed to the 28th Amendment. Whether you are a member of American Promise, We the People, or a compatriot in another organization - we welcome Americans of good conscience who are ready to say that We the People - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern The United States.

    His talk will include opportunity for discussion with the audience.

    Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 07:00 PM
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  • Keeping the American Promise: Money, Free Speech, and Democracy

                                                                  

     Featuring Jeff Clements, President of American Promise, Professor Tamara Piety, author of Brandishing The First Amendment, and Professor Robert Kerr of Gaylord College 

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    In recent years, the Supreme Court has increasingly interpreted the First Amendment to equate corporate, union and individual spending in elections with free speech under the Constitution, and co-mingled the rights of natural persons and privileges for corporations, bringing destabilizing concentrations of money into our political system and other consequences.

    Can we protect free speech for human beings and keep the promise of a healthy and representative democracy? Can a 28th Amendment secure and renew republican democracy in America? How will you participate?

    Join us for this important conversation and opportunity to learn more and participate in the fast-growing, cross-partisan work of a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

     

    Monday, April 10, 2017 at 07:00 PM
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