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 fundamental change.”
– Olympia Snowe, US Senator (R-Maine), 1995 – 2013
In April, 2019, American Promise Minnesota and Clean Elections Minnesota presented Winning Back Our Democracy for the People, Not the Money; a program which included a lecture, a film, and questions and answers by Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer / correspondent Hedrick Smith. In his film The People vs. The Politicians, Smith tells the inspiring story of six of the many successful grassroots victories being won across the nation by citizens determined to win back our representative voice in politics.
Smith’s YouTube channel explains: “For every flaw in our political system today – rigged elections, dark money, vote suppression, ‘Citizens United’, billionaire donors drowning out average voters – citizen reformers have found answers. People Power is winning back our democracy. Americans are fed up with corporate and billionaires drowning out average voters and partisan warfare paralyzing Washington. More and more ordinary people realize that politicians won’t fix our broken political system, so ‘It’s Up to Us.’ “
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