THE CORRUPTING DOMINANCE OF MONEY OVER AMERICAN POLITICS IS THE TOP PROBLEM OUR NATION FACES.
AMERICAN PROMISE IS A NATIONAL NETWORK OF CITIZENS DEDICATED TO PASSING A 28th AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TO END OVERSIZED INFLUENCE OF GLOBAL CORPORATIONS, UNIONS, SUPER PACs (Political Action Committees), AND OTHER FORMS OF CONCENTRATED MONEY IN AMERICAN POLITICS.
WE THE PEOPLE GOVERN THE UNITED STATES – NOT BIG MONEY, NOT CORPORATIONS, NOT SPECIAL INTERESTS.
“The Supreme Court has genetically altered our democratic DNA, pushing American politics in an oligarchic, corporatist direction. The Constitution begins ‘We the people’ not ‘We the corporations’”
– Jim Leach, US Representative (R-Iowa), 2003 – 2007
“The Fourteenth Amendment does not require a State to endow a business corporation with the power of political speech…For in a democracy, the economic is subordinate to the political, a lesson that our ancestors learned long ago, and that our descendants will undoubtedly have to relearn many years hence.”
– US Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist
“We need to repair the Constitutional foundation for election
spending reform so that all Americans may participate in self-government as equal citizens. When a few individuals and
extremely well-funded organizations ‘own the microphone,’
the average citizen’s voice is drowned out.
I hope all Americans can come together with American Promise
to help in the urgent, cross-partisan work to bring about
– Olympia Snowe, US Senator (R-Maine), 1995 – 2013
On April 30, 2019, American Promise Minnesota and Clean Elections Minnesota are bringing to you a very special event featuring Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor, and Emmy award-winning producer / correspondent! In this presentation, Mr. Smith will address the consequences of the influence of money in politics, and what, if anything, might be done to mitigate them. For more info visit: Winning Back Our Democracy!
“The only sure way to alter today’s patently unequal democracy is for average Americans to mobilize politically—to break out of their political inertia and to move forcefully back into the political arena.”
― Hedrick Smith, Who Stole the American Dream?
Mobilize! Break out! And join us for this very special event, which is free and open to the public!