A few years ago, I had the chance to travel to nearly every state in this country with my then-new book Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It. The book, and my conversations on that tour, were about the damage to America and Americans from the concentrated political power of billionaires, global corporations, the biggest unions and special interests, even foreign governments, spending money to dominate the debate and influence our election outcomes.
The media and politicians always tell us we are a horribly divided people, hopelessly locked in a doom loop of distrust and mutual hatred. But that’s not what I saw in my travels. I saw Americans—regardless of race or ethnicity; urban or rural; north or south; whether limited means, middle-class, or well off—who agreed with me and with each other about what had gone wrong.
We were united. But we had nowhere to go to do the hard work of recovering the American promise of liberty, equal opportunity, and government of the people. No group was focused on repairing the Constitutional foundation so we could renew freedom for all Americans, effective and honest government, and an equal shot at the American dream, no matter who you are.
So we founded American Promise. We have a solution – will you join us?
Hard-working Americans have the power to make a real, lasting difference in our country. Together, no matter our political differences, we can reclaim our right to self-government. We are here to restore the American promise of self-determination, opportunity, and the ability to create a better future for all.
Amending the Constitution is the only way to create enduring change that cannot be undone. Amidst divisive times, our unwavering mission has drawn support from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike. Leaders from business, politics, academia, the military, and nonprofits are among our ranks, including former members of Congress and Supreme Court justices.
We have a singular focus: to pass the For Our Freedom Amendment, which will allow the states and Congress to set reasonable limits on campaign spending, create lasting reform, topple the coercive impact of unregulated money in the political system, restore checks and balances, end pay-to-play politics, and most importantly, give the power and voice back to We The People.