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, 130,159 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.

  • Get Money Out - Long Valley, New Jersey APA Launch

    Whether your issue is climate change, the opioid crisis, affordable healthcare, gun safety, or income inequality, to win meaningful, lasting reform, we must fix our constitution first so our government serves people, not profits. 

    You're invited to the Long Valley, New Jersey American Promise Association launch for a free workshop that will give you the tools you need to stay engaged on 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 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 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 in American politics. Americans are pushing back and are ready to win the 28th Amendment together! Join this historic effort to reclaim our democracy and RSVP now!

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:30 PM
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  • Port Clinton, OH Outreach Meeting!

    Hello from American Promise-Port Clinton, OH!

    Are you following the news about big and dark money in the 2018 elections? Or perhaps you are working on an important issue but find that undisclosed money inferferes with reasonable solutions. Maybe you have been reading our Facebook page about the far-flung influence of money in our government decision-making. Do you feel angry? Interested? Discouraged? Helpless? Energized?

    Whether your issue is climate change, the health of Lake Erie, the opioid crisis, affordable healthcare, gun safety, income inequality, or unfair elections, we have an opportunity for you. We want to meet you, talk to you, explore the problem, and discuss solutions. A working democracy needs active citizens. We want you to get involved. 

    We are excited to invite you to our free event, fully focused on talking about getting big money out of politics and governing, so that citizens like us can regain our influence toward change. Our local American Promise group is raising awareness of this issue in Ohio. We have developed relationships with the offices of Congresswoman Kaptur, Senator Brown, and Senator Portman. We are publishing letters to the editor, providing testimony to the Ohio legislature, presenting to local groups, and reaching out to candidates of all political parties. Last month, two of our members participated in the American Promise town hall meeting in Columbus to get citizens' viewpoints on this problem. The ultimate goal of American Promise is a 28th amendment to the constitution but there are many steps along the way. And we need you!

    So come on out, ask questions, discuss solutions, and meet a group of citizen leaders already active in Ottawa County. 

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 06:45 PM
    rsvp
  • Get Money Out - Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    When industries relocate to find cheaper labor, communities are left jobless and forgotten.
    When addictive opioids become widely available, families are torn apart and more and more Americans lose their lives.
    When a handful of giant corporations monopolize power, small businesses struggle to compete.
    All of this is happening in the United States.

    But what’s the link? It’s money in politics, and it’s time to do something about it.

    Pennsylvania is slated to have one of the most expensive election years coming up in 2018. According the the Supreme Court, money is speech, and can be spent without limit. With your help, we can come together across the political spectrum to end the domination of big money in our elections with a nationwide movement to make sure everyone's voice is heard, not just those with the deepest pockets.

    This event is focused on connecting you with others who are sick of pay-to-play politics, who see the devastating effects of prioritizing profits over people, and who are ready to do something about it.

    Join us for an interactive presentation with Ben Gubits, Associate Director of American Promise, and Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg to learn how you can help win a government Of, By, and For The People.

    We will discuss both local and national solutions to getting big money out of politics, with clear follow up strategy for each!

    The event is co-sponsored by American Promise and March on Harrisburg.

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 05:45 PM
    Cranberry Public Library in Cranberry Township, PA
    rsvp
  • Get Money Out - Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    When industries relocate to find cheaper labor, communities are left jobless and forgotten. When addictive opioids become widely available, families are torn apart and more and more Americans lose their lives. When a handful of giant corporations monopolize power, small businesses struggle to compete. All of this is happening in the United States.

    But what’s the link? It’s money in politics, and it’s time to do something about it.

    Pennsylvania is slated to have one of the most expensive election years coming up in 2018. According the the Supreme Court, money is speech, and can be spent without limit. With your help, we can come together across the political spectrum to end the domination of big money in our elections with a nationwide movement to make sure everyone's voice is heard, not just those with the deepest pockets.

    This event is focused on connecting you with others who are sick of pay-to-play politics, who see the devastating effects of prioritizing profits over people, and who are ready to do something about it.

    Join us for an interactive presentation with Azor Cole, Citizen Empowerment Coordinator at American Promise, and Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg to learn how you can help win a government Of, By, and For The People.

    We will discuss both local and national solutions to getting big money out of politics, with clear follow up strategy for each!

    The event is co-sponsored by American Promise, March on Harrisburg, Mt. Lebanon RiseUp, and Partners for Progress SWPA.

     

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    rsvp
  • 2018 National Citizen Leadership Conference

    The National Citizen Leadership Conference 
    June 22nd‐June 25th, 2018

    Registration is Open! Register Here.

    On June 22nd through the 25th, we'll gather in our nation's capital to discuss our common goal of winning The 28th Amendment. We hope you will join us to celebrate the progress we have made and the lessons we've learned along the way.

    The National Citizen Leader Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet others working on our common cause, as well as:

    • Discuss strategy, unity and the way forward to reclaiming our democracy
    • Celebrate our political, demographic and experiential similarities and differences
    • Generate enthusiasm for work that still needs to be done, while listening to and learning from a variety of distinguished speakers

    American Promise is pleased to announce we will be holding our first congressional lobby day June 25th.

    This optional lobby day will provide a unique opportunity to make our voices heard to our nation's leaders. The diverse group of citizen leaders who attend the lobby day will demonstrate the non-partisan will for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Back by popular demand, the sensational play 'Go, Granny D!' will be performed again at the 2018 NCLC. Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of Doris "Granny D" Haddock who, at age 90, walked 3200-miles across the United States to raise support for campaign finance reform. Haddock's determination inspired Americans everywhere and lead the way to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

    The 28th Amendment, created by the people and not large donors, is a historic goal that requires many communities to work together to overcome the constitutional crisis we face. The National Citizen Leadership Conference is a celebration of that cause, the work that we have done, and the work that we intend to do. We hope you can join us, so please save the date!

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 26, 2018
    Washington Hilton in Washington D.C., DC