Rather than focusing on the divides, we see poll results consistently show Americans are ready to come together to end unlimited political spending. To help guide and inspire the grassroots, nationwide network working to get big money out of politics, American Promise is adding 12 new members to its Advisory Council. With a variety of political and professional experience and a range of economic and demographic perspectives, they will bring more points of view to help us expand our reach and build momentum to meet our goal of winning a constitutional amendment by 2026.

The 12 new members of the American Promise Advisory Council bring a broad range of experience and leadership to the organization. Their varied political, economic, and demographic perspectives reflect the cross-partisan nature of the campaign for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics.​ We thank them for sharing their time and energy with American Promise.

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U.S. Navy, Nuclear Submarine Operations Officer, 2008-2014

VP, Business Development, Global Data Consortium

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Janet Peck Professor of International Communication, Stanford University

Author, Democracy When People Are Thinking

rebecca henderson photoRebecca Henderson

John & Natty McArthur Professor, Harvard University

Author, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire; Board member, Amgen and Idea

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CEO, Ibis Communications & Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

Author, Warrior Rising

kevin johnson photoKevin Johnson

Managing Partner, Liberty Global Partners

Founder, Election Reformers Network

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CEO, General Assembly

Steering Committee, Leadership Now

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Award-winning author

Senior Fellow, International & Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University

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Massachusetts Governor, 2007-2015

Chief of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, appointed by President Bill Clinton

Author, A Reason to Believe

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Former CEO; Independent U.S. Senate candidate

Author, Contract to Unite America: 10 Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic

david trahan photoDavid Trahan

Executive Director, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Institute for Legislative Action

Former Representative, Maine House of Representatives; Former Senator, Maine Senate

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U.S. Comptroller General, 1998-2008

U.S. Naval Academy, Crowe Chair — Distinguished Visiting Professor

lawrence wilkerson photoCol. Lawrence Wilkerson, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Government, William & Mary

Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell