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American Promise leaders are America’s most reliable, experienced sources on topics surrounding the dominance of money in politics, its implications for Americans across the nation, and the cross-partisan support for a solution. If you are interested in learning more, to inquire about an interview or speaking engagement, get in touch.

Pay-to-play politics is killing our democracy — we can save it using the Constitution

The Hill, 06/04/2024

The Gamble on Unlimited Campaign Contributions is Backfiring

Dallas Morning News, 05/14/2024

Jeff Clements LTE to the NY Times

New York Times, 05/07/2024

Schumer-Tied Dark Money Group Targets GOP Candidate

Newsmax, 04/24/2024

Letter: Support the For Our Freedom amendment to protect elections

Portland Press Herald, 04/09/2024

We need strict limits on money in politics

Central Maine, 03/23/2024

Foreign Entities Are Influencing Our Elections. We Can Stop Them | Opinion

Newsweek, 03/20/2024

Pa. House committee advances campaign finance reform legislation

Pennsylvania Capital Star, 03/19/2024

Pa. lawmakers weigh measures exposing ‘dark money,’ banning ballot drop boxes

The Tribune-Democrat, 03/19/2024

Pa. lawmakers weigh measures exposing ‘dark money,’ banning ballot drop boxes

The Huntsville Item, 03/19/2024

State appeals ruling that paused foreign election interference law in Maine

13 WGME, 03/18/2024

Dark money has no place in politics

Clarion News, 03/14/2024

Letter: How to end the influence of money in US elections

Financial Times, 03/09/2024

No election bills survive the session

WyoFile, 03/08/2024

Legislature, instead of voters, may decide to ban foreign influence in Maine referendums

Maine Public, 03/07/2024

Judge suspends enforcement of new Maine law barring foreign spending on referendum elections

Maine Public, 03/01/2024

Election Interference/Jim Rubens

America's Voice, 02/28/2024

Wyoming takes a stand against out-of-control political spending

The Fulcrum, 02/28/2024

Maine foreign election interference law may be paused by federal judge

Bangor Daily News, 02/23/2024

Maine Voters Deserve Elections Free From Foreign Money

Campaign Legal Center, 02/23/2024

Can Regulating Money in Politics Unify America?

US News and World Report, 02/20/2024

Letter: Wyoming values its political independence

The Sheridan Press, 02/10/2024

Join me in supporting HJ 2, in order to expose ‘dark money’ groups

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 02/08/2024

Lawmakers file resolution bill that addresses ‘dark money’ in political campaigns

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 02/07/2024

Maine Compass: Protect Maine elections from foreign influence

Central Maine, 01/31/2024

Constitutional Amendment Would Limit Money in Politics

The Morning Call, 01/30/2024

Letter: Help return political power to the people

Bangor Daily News, 01/30/2024

Opinion: We have a duty to protect self-government

Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, 01/27/2024

Get Big Money out of Elections

Republican Journal, 01/25/2024

Mitchell Hescox: To keep money from dominating our politics, change the Constitution

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 01/20/2024

Opinion: It’s time to fix Washington

Portland Press Herald, 01/17/2024

Playbook: The House GOP’s big border play

Politico, 01/03/2024

Let Question 2 stand

Portland Press Herald, 12/31/2023

Senator Bennett demands answers

Lewiston Sun Journal, 12/21/2023

‘Perversion’ of democracy

The Republican Journal, 12/21/2023

Opinion: Constitutional questions should be answered before measures are on the ballot

Bangor Daily News, 12/16/2023

Lawsuits challenge foreign electioneering ban passed by Maine voters in November

Maine Public, 12/13/2023

Lawsuits target Maine referendum aimed at curbing foreign influence in local elections

AP News, 12/13/2023

Maine media groups, utilities challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Portland Press Herald, 12/12/2023

CMP, Versant and media groups sue Maine over foreign electioneering referendum

Bangor Daily News, 12/12/2023

Politico Influence Newsletter

Politico, 12/04/2023

Politico Influence Newsletter

Politico, 12/04/2023

Final election results show Maine voters ‘had passion around Question 3,’ says Secretary Bellows

Maine Morning Star, 11/28/2023

An unamended Constitution is a serious problem

The Fulcrum, 11/14/2023

Can We Really Take Money Out of Politics?

The Messenger, 11/11/2023

Curious about the campaign finance petition you saw at the polls? Here’s what we know.

Maine Morning Star, 11/10/2023

Maine votes to ban foreign influence after Hydro-Québec spends on campaign

Montreal Gazette, 11/07/2023

Maine media organizations oppose foreign electioneering ban, citing enforcement concerns

Maine Public, 09/23/2023

Get ready for referendum chaos in Maine this fall

Bangor Daily News, 09/13/2023

Arizona requires campaigns to disclose their donors. Let’s do the same nationwide.

Arizona Central, 08/08/2023

Tipping Points

The Fulcrum, 03/20/2023

Money is ruining politics. It’s time to fix that:

Dallas Morning News, 03/19/2023

Lawmakers should get foreign gov’t out of our elections.

Central Maine, 03/12/2023

Legislature, instead of voters, may decide to ban foreign influence in Maine referendums: Lawmakers should get foreign gov’t out of our elections.

Maine Public, 03/07/2023

American Promise Board Member Jim Rubens speaks to Newsmax during CPAC 2023

NewsMax, 03/05/2023

Bill Cortese Interviewed at CPAC: The CCP’s Influence Operations in the U.S. Pose a Threat to the Democracy of America

GNews, 03/03/2023

Town halls seek input for ending Citizens United

Columbus Dispatch, 02/24/2023

Lax campaign finance rules likely to survive Bankman-Fried scandal

NBC News, 01/15/2023

Group submits petitions for initiative to ban foreign spending on state referendums

Portland Press Herald, 11/02/2022

Mainers may get a say on whether foreign governments can spend money to influence their votes

Maine Public, 11/01/2022

Protect Maine Elections submits signatures to ban foreign government interference with elections

News Center Maine, 11/01/2022

Getting The Timing Right Is Essential For Social Change

Forbes, 10/31/2022

Clarion Chamber holds fall legislative breakfast

The Derrick, 10/29/2022

Hints of Republican Concern About Unlimited Campaign Cash

The New York Times, 09/29/2022

PA Senate Introduces Resolution To Overhaul Campaign Finance Regulations

For Our Freedom Pennsylvania, 09/21/2022

In An Era Of Record Political Spending, American Promise Makes The Business Case For Constitutional Reform

Forbes, 08/02/2022

Poll finds bipartisan support for fixing campaign finance laws

Pennsylvania Capital-Star, 06/08/2022

Pa. lawmaker, advocates call for U.S. Constitutional amendment that could end up banning dark money

Pennsylvania Capital-Star, 06/07/2022

Maine business should join effort to end foreign interference in our elections

Bangor Daily News, 04/21/2022

David Black: Who paid for that political ad? Who knows.

Broad and Liberty, 04/11/2022

The battle of Ukraine involves the American homefront

The Fulcrum, 03/25/2022

Trevor Potter: Future of self-government depends on campaign finance amendment

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 03/22/2022

Maine Voices: Protect Maine elections from foreign influence

The Press Herald, 02/10/2022

Amend Constitution to stop out-of-state and foreign campaign money from overpowering Pennsylvania voters

The Tribune Democrat, 02/04/2022

Social Workers and the American Promise

Social Work Today, 02/03/2022

How to Avoid Losing Friends Over Politics

Psych Central, 02/02/2022

American Promise Seeks End Dark Money Spending Politics

Dispatch, 01/17/2022

Virginians want campaign finance reform along with their new maps

Washington Post, 01/13/2022

New Poll Shows Majority of Virginians Support Campaign Finance Reform

Longview News Journal, 01/04/2022

To save the American promise: strategic audacity, practical idealism

The Fulcrum, 12/30/2021

Dark money in politics highlighted at Rotary event

Press Times, 10/21/2021

Commentary: A matter of liberty, equality and national security

The Post and Courier, 06/03/2021

American Promise: New Jersey Residents Lobby to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Insider NJ, 05/19/2021

Inside Sources by Jim Rubens: A Constitutional Remedy for the Campaign Money Aristocracy

Inside Sources, 05/18/2021

Senate campaign money investigation

Newscenter Maine, 04/16/2021

Record Spending In Collins-Gideon Senate Race Highlighted In Effort To Overturn Citizens United

Maine Public, 04/16/2021

Money we spend in politics is obscene

Saint Albans Messenger, Marnie Walsh, 03/09/2021

Opinion: Virginia is in dire need of campaign finance reform

The Washington Post, JoAnn Kennedy Flanagan, 02/21/2021

OP-ED: Stabilizing politics: Tom Udall’s crusade

Santa Fe New Mexico, Ishwari Sollohub, 02/01/2021

Lynn’s editorial should make us furious, and to act

Saint Albans Messenger, Marnie Walsh, 01/04/2021

OP-ED: A plan for improving American democracy

Observer-Reporter, Gary Stout, 12/23/2020

Conservatives’ hard choice: National security vs. political corruption

The Fulcrum, Jim Rubens, 12/18/2020

Your Views A shout out for citizen activism

Alexandria Times, Nancy Morgan, 10/01/2020

When Things Feel Dire, Remember Real Change Begins at the Grassroots Level

Truthout, Nina Turner, 08/10/2020

American Promise group pushes to amend US Constitution to end ‘dark money’

Columbus Dispatch, Theodore Decker, 08/09/2020

Amend Constitution to expel corrupting influence of big money in politics

Tennessean, Chet Hunt, 06/27/2020

Study commission calls for constitutional amendment limiting influence of money on elections

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 06/13/2020

Follow the Money: COVID-19, Foreign Interference in our Elections and How Businesses Help

Business 4 Protecting Elections, Sean Callahan, 06/08/2020

Taking the Long View in a Crisis: It’s Time to Fix the Rules So the Future has a Voice

American Promise, Peter Schwartz, 05/19/2020

The 49th state should be the 21st to call for the 28th Amendment

Juneau Empire, Joe Geldhof, 04/21/2020