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89.4% of Americans believe that the influence of money in politics is a threat to our democracy.

Our latest poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans support The For Our Freedom Amendment.

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The sample error for this survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points

Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall’s College, August 3-20,2023



Research + Reports

American Promise submission to Maine Ethics Commission

Pursuant to Section 2(3) of 21-A MRSA § 1064 (“Ballot Question 2”), the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (the “Ethics Commission”) is charged with issuing an annual report…
June 2024

American Promise Impact Statement

American Promise is devoted to a singular vision: Winning the For Our Freedom constitutional amendment to permit reasonable limits on political spending, ensuring every American voice counts. Read more about how to support these efforts.
December 2023

The Problem of Foreign Money in Politics

The Problem of Foreign Money in Politics Report Showcases How Foreign Interests Are Spending Massive Amounts of Money in U.S. Elections.
December 2023

UnCommon Wealth Report Pt.2

Read our comprehensive review of the untoward influence of money in Pennsylvania’s 2022 senatorial election.
October 2023

UnCommon Wealth Report Pt. 1

Read our comprehensive review of the untoward influence of money in Pennsylvania’s 2022 senatorial primary elections.
June 2022

Under the Avalanche

This report from Maine’s chapter of American Promise seeks to shine a light into some of the $200 million that poured into the avalanche of misleading, toxic and divisive campaign advertising in the state’s 2020 senatorial election.
April 2021

Citizens Commission

Read the first report of the Massachusetts Citizens Commission, which was convened to consider the problem of political spending and the necessity of a constitutional amendment to solve the problem.
December 2019
Legal Briefings
Legal Working Paper

A Constitutional Amendment to Revive Self-Government in America

Read the working paper submitted to the ABA Task Force for American Democracy, recommending a constitutional amendment to address the fundamental structural factors that have been deeply undermining Americans’ confidence and participation in self-government. Updated April 2024.
Updated April 2024

American Promise’s Comments Concerning Proposed Amendments to the Commission’s Rules to Implement 21-A M.R.S. § 1064

21-A M.R.S. § 1064 prohibits foreign governments from making contributions and expenditures to influence elections in Maine.
February 2024

Written Testimony of Jeff Clements CEO, American Promise Member, Massachusetts Citizen Commission

Written Testimony of Jeff Clements CEO testifying to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs
January 2024
Legal Brief

American Promise Testimony Concerning AB 599 And The Related Need For An Amendment To The United States Constitution

AB 599 would close an existing loophole in Wisconsin law by expressly prohibiting foreign nationals from making financial contributions to referendum committees.
January 2024
Issue Brief

A Constitutional Amendment to Revive the Sovereignty of the American People

American Promise Executive Director and General Counsel Brian Boyle says the current intersectional systemic crises — economic, political, and social — present another opportunity in U.S. history for foundational lawmaking. Brian shares why now is the time for Americans to claim their sovereign rights and advocate for an amendment to the Constitution that will reorient our government’s processes so that “We the People” are central.
January 2021

Written Testimony of Jeff Clements

Written Testimony of Jeff Clements, CEO of American Promise, to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
February 2020
Legal Opinion

“But It Will Happen”: A Constitutional Amendment to Secure Political Equality in Election Spending and Representation

This Article examines a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize contribution and spending limits in federal and state elections in order to secure the political equality of Americans and combat systemic corruption.
July 2019
Legal Brief

Issue Brief for the Massachusetts Citizens Commission

This Brief was submitted by American Promise as a resource for members of the Citizens Commission in their work to advance a constitutional amendment that would limit the influence of money in elections.
May 2019