I join the overwhelming majority of Americans to demand an amendment to the United States Constitution to end the domination of big money in politics and give voice to all Americans.
I will stand with all Americans, without regard to party or other differences, and urge all candidates and elected officials to do the same, in order to pass and ratify such a constitutional amendment as soon as possible.

1General Information
2Sign The Pledge
August 5, 2016

Donna the Buffalo to Perform at NCLC

Donna the Buffalo to Perform at NCLC

August 5, 2016
Published By American Promise

“It is clear to us that we will never get significant action on issues like healthcare, student debt, wall street banks, the environment, and corporate tax evasion until we outlaw legalized corporate bribery of our politicians.” —Jeb Puryear, Donna the Buffalo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American roots music troubadours, Donna the Buffalo will perform on Saturday, October 1 at the at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel as part of the 1st annual National Citizen Leadership Conference. The non-partisan, nonprofit Conference will draw hundreds of people across the country to strategize, connect, deliberate, and build power to win a 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United so that America is governed by people, not money.

In 2015, the band teamed up with Peter Rowan and Ben Cohen, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s, for a unique tour to raise awareness about the undue influence of corporate money in politics. “As a band, we have made a long term commitment to join this burgeoning movement,” says Jeb Puryear of Donna the Buffalo. “the National Citizens Leadership Conference is the next step to help empower people to take action and reclaim our democracy.”

“This is not just about strategizing how we win a 28th Amendment, it’s about celebrating the huge grassroots successes that our movement has achieved over the last six years.” Said Jeff Clements, the President and co-founder of American Promise and the host of the National Citizen Leadership Conference. “There is no better way to do that than with a night of entertainment and American roots music with Donna the Buffalo.”

17 states have called on Congress to pass a 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United. The Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, and more than 200 Members of Congress have endorsed the amendment strategy.

“This past April, 84 percent of voters in Janesville, Wisconsin, approved 28th Amendment resolutions. Janesville is the hometown of Republican Congressman and speaker of the house, Paul Ryan.” Said Jeff Clements, “Similar resolutions have passed with similar levels of support in 700 cities and towns across the country.”

The Conference will feature a number of bi-partisan leaders that includes Bill Moyers, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Fmr. Congressman Jim Leach (R-Iowa), Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) Reverend Katharine Henderson, President of Auburn Theological Seminary, Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and many more.

Registration for the conference is free for American Promise members. Registration is open to the public at a rate of $60 per person. All events will take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown. To register or learn more about the National Citizen Leadership Conference visit www.AmericanPromise.net/nclc

Related Articles

The Problem of Foreign Money in Politics Report Showcases How Foreign Interests Are Spending Massive Amounts of Money in U.S. Elections
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) recently introduced the Ending Corporate Influence on Elections Act, which would reverse the Citizens United decision and reduce the ability of corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections. The bill has created conflict between Hawley and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whose allies run the Senate Leadership Fund Super PAC, which takes in unlimited contributions from corporations. Shocked? We're not!
American Promise has submitted a working paper to the American Bar Association Task Force for American Democracy, recommending a constitutional amendment to address the problem of money in American elections