Research + Polling

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.

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

American Promise Polling

State Polls


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

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

UnCommon Wealth Report Pt. 1

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

UnCommon Wealth Report Pt.2

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

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
Legal Briefings
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 Working Paper

A Constitutional Amendment to Revive Self-Government in America

Read the working paper submitted to the American Bar Association 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.
November 2023
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
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

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