Stand with Maine Zoom Campaign Call
May 13 @ 6:30 pm
The Stand with Maine campaign is off and running. Over 1,000 Mainers from all walks of life across the entire state are stepping up to put Maine interests first, not outside money. Elected officials past and present, healthcare professionals, business leaders, and conservation voices are all saying the same thing: we need to Stand with Maine to protect the integrity of local elections, and all Mainers can help.

 

On this call, we’ll be joined by our friends at Maine Citizens for Clean elections to talk about how everyday Mainers can Stand with Maine from the safety of their own home. Register for the Zoom call here!

I am encouraged to see the progress of this proposed Constitutional amendment. We need effective and reasonable regulation of money in our political system to protect the integrity of elections and secure the equal right of all Americans to free speech, representation, and participation in self-government.

Olympia Snowe

Olympia SnoweFormer Senator, (R-Maine)Lewiston, ME

More than 80% of Americans know we need this Constitutional amendment so that all citizens can exercise our free speech rights and participate in self-government on equal terms. Constitutional amendments take persistence and action from Americans who put the country ahead of their political party. Stand With Maine and American Promise are bringing Mainers and all Americans together to make this Constitutional amendment a reality, and all of us will be better for it.

Tom Allen

Tom AllenFormer Congressman, (D-Maine)Portland, ME
Big Money in Politics: A Deeper Dive
April 25 @ 10:00 am

Grab your coffee and take a deeper dive into Big Money in politics! This program complements our short introductions with more information about how we got to the point where money has such a corrupting influence. Learn about the Powell Memo and important Supreme Court decisions; other constitutional amendments activists have won in modern times; the related but distinct problems of Dark Money and Foreign Money; amendment language that has been introduced in Congress and the process for adopting an amendment; our Candidate Pledge Campaign and other ways we’re working (from home) in North Texas to advance the cause.

Big Money in Politics: A Short Introduction
April 23 @ 7:00 pm

Get a quick overview of Big Money in politics from American Promise North Texas leader Ann Drumm! She’ll give the short presentation for 20 minutes then take questions for 10 minutes. This is the program that we have delivered to many clubs; now we’re offering it on Zoom. We hope it will pique your interest in our longer session on Saturday, April 25 at 10 am, where you’ll learn about the Powell Memo and important Supreme Court decisions; other constitutional amendments activists have won in modern times; the related but distinct problems of Dark Money and Foreign Money; amendment language that has been introduced in Congress and the process for adopting an amendment; our Candidate Pledge Campaign and other ways we’re working (from home) in North Texas to advance the cause.

How Companies & Investors Can Restore Trust in Democracy | The Future 500 Summit at EarthX
April 17 @ 2:00 pm

Though many business leaders are concerned about declining public trust in capitalism and representative democracy, they feel their companies must compete aggressively to influence public policy discussions. What can committed sustainability and government affairs professionals do to address the growing lobbying arms race?

League of Women Voters Maine COVID-19 Elections Impact
April 8 @ 12:00 pm

We face uncertain times but one thing will never change: elections must go on. Even during a crisis.

Join us for our webinar to discuss how COVID-19 could impact the upcoming elections. Topics include:

How do we protect our Democracy during a pandemic?
Could the June primary and/or November election be postponed?
Who has the power to make these changes?
How could voting by mail work in Maine?

Massachusetts Chapter Monthly Meeting
March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Calling all interested Massachusetts citizens to our Mass Chapter meeting on March 31, 6pm, via Zoom.

Please use the dial-in information below:

Meeting Agenda:

  • Housekeeping:
  • AP Updates
  • What’s new on the national and state fronts?
  • Review high-level goals and structure – roadmap for a 28th Amendment by 2026
  • Chapter Updates
  • Business Updates (Rob)
  • Updates from other business members
  • Chapter Initiatives
  • What action does everyone commit to doing in the next month?
  • Chapter training sign up
  • Questions, thoughts and wrap-up!
  • We The People Minnesota Citizen Lobby Day
    March 11 @ 10:00 am

    Minnesota is racing to become the 21st state calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to get Big Money out of politics. Join Minnesota citizen leaders in the capitol for our citizen lobby day of action to move this effort forward!

    We will meet at the capitol and visit our legislators to advance this needed reform. Don’t worry if you are new to this. Training will be provided and you will not be alone!

    Register for the event here. You can reach out to Minnesota State Coordinator Vicki Barnes at  mn.americanpromise@gmail.com with any questions.

    We’ll meet in conference room G20A in the Capitol building for training before proceeding to our meetings in the capitol building. We’ll start training at 10, but feel free to show up anytime after 9 if you’d like to help set up. 

    Special Quarterly APDE All-Hands Meeting / Public Forum
    March 10 @ 7:00 pm

    Join us for a special quarterly All-Hands Meeting and OPEN PUBLIC FORUM on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. Our guest speakers, Senator Bryan Townsend and Representative David Bentz, will present information and answer questions about SCR 72.

    This Resolution calls on Congress to send to the States for ratification a Constitutional amendment proposal that would overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 Citizens United v FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to special interest BIG MONEY in our elections.

    Don’t miss this exciting event! It’s FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    Democracy is Brewing: St. Paul, MN
    March 10 @ 5:00 pm

    Join American Promise on our Democracy Brewing tour! You’ll join MN State Coordinator Vicki Barnes and American Promise State Manager Azor Cole who will discuss how to get involved locally in the national fight to get Big Money out of politics.

    Whether your issue is the opioid crisis, the $21 trillion national debt, out-of-state spending in Minnesota elections, a level playing field for business competition, affordable healthcare, or declining trust in U.S. institutions, effective and lasting reform requires that we reaffirm the constitutional foundations for government of, by and for the American people.

    5-6pm: Eat and Greet

    6-7pm: Learn About the Movement to End Big Money

    Concord, MA Public Lecture: Democracy in Chains
    March 6 @ 7:30 pm

    Nancy was a speaker at our NCLC 2019 Conference.

    Join Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, will make two local appearances. Maclean is an award-winning scholar whose latest book has been called “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.”