Drinks + Hors D'Oeuvres
HAMPSHIRE HOUSE • 84 BEACON ST • BOSTON MA
Please join American Promise Leadership and other business leaders for drinks and hors d’oeuvres:
Tuesday, April 25th @ 5:30 PM
84 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108
- Jim Boyle – CEO, Sustainability Roundtable
- Jeff Clements – President, American Promise
- John Conley – Member and Director, Launchpad Group; Partner, Gilliam Capital
- Kevin Dutt – Entrepreneur
- Randi Feinberg – COO, American Promise
- Sada Geuss – Head of Impact Strategy and Investment Management – Trillium Asset Management
- Diane Hessan – Chairman, C Space; Board Member, Panera Bread; Author, Our Common Ground
- Bill Killmartin – Senior Strategy Consultant
- Matt Patsky – CEO, Trillium Asset Management
- Leo Sprecher – Principal, Bud Foods
- John Wass – CEO, Profit Isle, Inc.
- Andy Feinberg, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Argon Ventures
Money in Politics is Bad for Business
Unchecked political spending has taken power away from everyday Americans. American Promise, a nonpartisan organization, is working to pass the For Our Freedom Amendment. This amendment will secure elections and the government for “We The People”, eliminating dark money political influence. The American Promise Business Network is uniting business leaders, owners, and executives across the country in this movement. Using its unique perspectives, influence, and connections, this community is working together to help protect businesses, innovation, and healthy markets. Hear from American Promise leadership and business leaders about what the business network is, its successes, and how you can join this community of powerful voices.
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Our democracy is broken. What can we do about it?
It is no accident that our American experiment feels less secure and has become less capable of solving problems. Elections are increasingly swayed by money. And money is becoming increasingly concentrated, dark and from outside one’s voting district. Each election cycle brings more division, disinformation and dysfunction. The powerful few smother the voices of 330 million Americans. Until this imbalance is fixed and every person’s voice matters, we will never address America’s most pressing challenges.
UNITED support of a Constitutional Amendment
180 congress members, 40 senators and 22 states are prepared to support this amendment.
Why the American Promise For Our Freedom Amendment IS the Solution to this Systemic Problem
The American Promise amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows reasonable limits on the power of money in our political system. The voices and contributions of all Americans will count, with small-dollar donations incentivized and the mega-dollar donations, foreign money, dark money, and disinformation eliminated. ‘We the People’ will decide how best to protect our rights, voices and representation against corruption and out-of-control spending by the most powerful interests, so we can keep the promise of American freedom and self-government forever.
America’s business community threatened by big money in politics
- Small businesses employ over 50% of the U.S. workforce, but they don’t have lobbyists and they don’t give to Super PACs – meaning they are often competing on an uneven playing field.
- Mid-Size Companies may be forced to pay for lobbyists and special government favors, but this comes at a cost to their R&D, marketing or business development.
- Large companies can find themselves facing enormous risks when they engage in political spending not only eroding the companies reputation but also getting caught in an “arms race” with competitors, unable to stop pay-to-play spending without disastrous bottom line consequences.
About American Promise
Jeff Clements is President 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.
John Wass is the Board Chair of American Promise and American Promise Education Fund. John is a corporate executive and entrepreneur whose body of work includes leadership in the early days of Staples, one of America’s most well-known office supply retailers. He now serves as CEO of Profit Isle, Inc.
Randi Feinberg is the Chief Operating Officer of American Promise. She has worked with mission-driven organizations in both line and consulting roles for over two decades. Most recently Randi was the Chief Operating Officer at the Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance, an organization that supports corporate executives who believe in a new kind of capitalism – one where business is used as a force for good.
John McCrea is the Business & Civic Network Director at American Promise. John has 30+ years in business as a dynamic General Manager in the Computer Consulting Business in the Washington, D.C. Commercial/Federal marketplace. He led three successful start-ups and was recently GM of a privately held IT consulting firm, growing business from $1.1 million to $8 million in 1.5 years.