Join Us February 27 at 6:00 pm
Join a conversation with American Promise Co-Founder and author Jeff Clements, co-founder of the American Promise National Business Network Elizabeth Doty, and RBC Wealth Management Managing Director Thomas Van Dyck about a fast-growing campaign for a constitutional solution to the systemic corruption and dysfunction of money’s influence on elections, and the strategy to win historic advancement.
717 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
6:00 Doors Open
6:30 Program Begins
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The Constitution is a living document with amendments serving as the tool to reframe and make adjustments as the country evolves. Looking through the lens that we are just now creating what America is and will be, we have the opportunity to use constitutional reform to keep the promise of American self government, making it so “we the people” decide how to best protect our rights, voices and representation against corruption and out of control spending.
It is no accident that our American experiment feels less secure with each election cycle bringing more division, disinformation and dysfunction. Please join Jeff Clements, Founder and President of American Promise, Elizabeth Doty, co-founder of the American Promise National Business Network, and Thomas Van Dyck, Managing Director of RBC Wealth Management and founder of As You Sow in conversation about a vision for an effective democracy and the constitutional strategy that will win this historic advancement.
American Promise is an organization comprised of over 100,000 elected officials, business leaders, volunteers and supporters working for passage of the For Our Freedom constitutional amendment to limit the outsized influence of spending on our electoral systems. American Promise exists to empower, inspire, and organize Americans to pass a constitutional amendment to combat corruption, end elite and foreign money control of our elections, and secure the free speech and representation of all Americans. This is not for Republicans, Independent or Democrats. It’s for all of us. With more than 75% of Americans supporting a constitutional amendment, and millions taking action, we can do this.
American Promise Co-Founder
Jeff serves as President and CEO of American Promise. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Previously, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts. Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses.
Elizabeth Doty joined the American Promise Advisory Board in 2017 and helped initiate the movement’s National Business Network. She now serves as Director of the Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce at the University of Michigan, which provides forums, foresight and frameworks to help companies better align their political influences with their commitments to purpose, values, stakeholders and sustainability.
As a former Lab Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, Elizabeth’s research focused on seven challenges that undermine companies’ ability to deliver on their commitments to employees, customers, shareholders and stakeholders.
For 27 years, her company, Leadership Momentum, helps companies clarify and deliver on their most important commitments to customers, employees, shareholders & the world by creating cultures of commitment, collaboration and action. She also writes for strategy + business magazine on leadership, trust and strategy execution. Her book, The Compromise Trap, was published by Berrett-Koehler in 2009. Elizabeth earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991 and her Bachelors in Economics from University of California at Berkeley in 1985.
Thomas Van Dyck
Managing Director – Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group, RBC Wealth Management
Thomas has been a leader in the field of socially-responsible investing for more than 35 years. In 1992, he founded As You Sow1, a shareholder advocacy organization, which engages corporations on environmental, human/labor rights and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In 2014, Thomas was a featured guest on Bill Moyers and Company and discussed the Divest/Invest movement which he helped initiate with his clients. In 2019, he was named for the second time as one of the Financial Times’ Top 400 Financial Advisors. He was also a featured speaker at the TedX Wall Street conference in 2012 and provided his expertise on SRI investing, which incorporates environmental, social and governance factors in institutional/individual client portfolio management to help lower risks and potentially improve returns. Thomas graduated from Duke University in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science. He is a member of the advisory board at Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua Business School.