Welcome to American Promise Massachusetts!

Massachusetts citizens are helping lead the way toward an America where we all have an equal say in the decisions that matter in our states and our lives. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Massachusetts volunteers, in 2019 voters overwhelmingly approved the establishment a first-of-its-kind nonpartisan Citizen Commission to advance the state’s policy in favor of an amendment to address concerns about corruption, undue influence, and unequal citizenship as a result of unlimited political spending. Join the Massachusetts campaign toward a more perfect union. 

Massachusetts American Promise volunteers have achieved stunning grassroots, cross-partisan victories across the state. In 2019, Massachusetts announced the non-partisan Citizen Commission, the result of a law passed by 71 percent of Massachusetts voters in a citizens ballot initiative. To place the question about the Commission on the ballot, more than 1,000 volunteers connected with hundreds of thousands of voters and collected over 130,000 signatures from every town in Massachusetts. The measure was endorsed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democrati Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey. Find the first report by the Citizens Commission below. 

Our Progress So Far

Citizens Commission Report 

First Report by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment for Government of the People
In its first report, the Massachusetts Citizens Commission examines the implications of the overwhelming influence of political spending in the state, and how the influence of money has eroded the principle of fairness in our electoral process. 
There are some studies, and this has been confirmed by friends of mine in Congress, that up to 60% of a Congressperson's time is spent raising money for the next campaign - meaning that time is not devoted to doing the business of the people who live in the district. There's something wrong with that.
Deval Patrick
Former governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, and leader with businesses including Texaco, Coca-Cola & Bain Capital
NameStateDistrictElected OfficePolitical PartyDate of Pledge
Dominick PangalloMassachusettsSalemMayorDemocratFeb 14, 2023
Adam GomezMassachusettsHampdenState SenatorDemocratAug 16, 2020
Alexandra ChandlerMassachusetts3US RepresentativeDemocratJan 1, 1970
Barbara L’ItalienMassachusetts3US RepresentativeDemocratApr 10, 2018