The legally granted right to unchecked political spending by corporations, unions, special interest groups, and wealthy individuals is silencing the voices of citizens and corrupting our ability to freely and fairly elect a representative government of, by, and for the people.
A healthy, just, and lasting American republic, in which Constitutional rights for human beings are secure, and all citizens are equal, with the right and the responsibility to govern effectively together.
American Promise exists to empower, inspire, and organize Americans to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.
This lasting reform will re-balance our politics and government by putting the rights of individual citizens before the privileges of concentrated money, corporations, unions, political parties, and super PACs.
We are executing a three-prong strategy to win ratification of the 28th Amendment by
Amplifying Action: Our distributed, decentralized model supports, connects and amplifies cross-partisan local action by Americans all over the country, driven by our national Citizen UpRising and Civic Courage programming and our acclaimed National Citizen Leadership Conference;
Building Consensus: We build national, cross-partisan consensus and determination, vetting and driving forward specific, effective language of the 28th Amendment with our Writing the 28th Amendment program and inviting all Americans into the process; and
Holding Elected Officials Accountable: We hold federal, state, and local elected representatives accountable to ensure that they represent the will of the people for foundational reform through the 28th Amendment, rather than do the bidding of big donors and special interests.
Together, this three-prong strategy is building the super-majority support in Congress and throughout the country to pass and ratify the 28th Amendment and renew the American promise of human liberty, equal citizenship, and effective self-government.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. Authored by the Founders of our nation in 1787, it has since been amended 27 times to reflect the will of We the People.
The 28th Amendment will affirm that We the People—not big money, not corporations, not unions, not special interests—govern the United States of America. The leading version in Congress (with over 200 cosponsors in the 114th Congress) is H.J. Res. 2.