Americans make big reform and renewal happen in historic moments of crisis as we now are experiencing. But it doesn’t happen without Americans willing to step up to help drive that change.
As more people grow frustrated with increasing political corruption and dysfunction, American Promise is building a non-partisan citizen action campaign for a constitutional amendment that will protect free speech and bring reasonable, transparent and accountable rules for how money is used to influence elections.
Today, nearly every American says “government is run by a few big interests looking out for themselves, not for the benefit of the people.” With the For Our Freedom Amendment, we will restore government of, for and by the people.
It’s Americans looking to make a difference who fuel American Promise and our strategy to pass the For Our Freedom Amendment. The success of our campaign does not depend on Washington lobbyists or online petitions — it depends on citizen unity and action: We the People, speaking up and taking action where we live.
Citizen Success Stories
Americans across the nation are achieving critical successes at the local, state and national level to further the success of our campaign. Read about a few of these citizen-led successes.
In New Mexico, American Promise volunteers drove approval of a resolution in support of the For Our Freedom Amendment by the Santa Fe County Commission. Ishwari Sollohub and others met with county commission members and local officials to present the resolution and prepare it for consideration.
Building the strong nonpartisan support for the For Our Freedom Amendment, volunteers in Minnesota passed a county resolution in Sherburne County, one of the most conservative counties in the state, just as they had done in more liberal Minneapolis. Kathryn Tasto and others with American Promise MN united Minnesota volunteers and engaged county leaders to back our constitutional amendment.
As a volunteer leader with the American Promise Knoxville, Chet Hunt worked with his chapter to make the American Promise Candidate Pledge a focus during a recent election cycle—with three congressional candidates and 12 state and local candidates signing on.
Minnesota citizen leaders transformed a simple meeting with a local legislator into Republican-introduced legislation in the Minnesota Senate. Who wrote the legislation? Citizen volunteers themselves, led by American Promise Minnesota State Coordinator Vicki Barnes of the, in collaboration with their elected officials across the spectrum!
New Hampshire was the 20th state to formally call for the amendment after volunteers walked, petitioned, held citizen lobby days, passed dozens of local resolutions, met with candidates and legislators (including more than a dozen presidential candidates who signed the American Promise pledge!). They won a nonpartisan vote of New Hampshire legislators to call for an end to the corrupting influence of big money in politics with the For Our Freedom Amendment.
American Promise holds an annual National Citizen Leadership Conference and Citizens Lobby Day. Volunteers from almost every state have met with hundreds of Representatives and dozens of Senators in Congress to build support for the For Our Freedom Amendment.