Money in Politics Lunch & Learn
May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch to our short program about big money in politics and a constitutional amendment to fix it. The presentation runs about 20 minutes with plenty of time for discussion. Nonpartisan.

2021 NCLC and Citizen Lobby Days
May 2

 

Join us for the 2021 Lobby Day’s Sunday, May 2 through Thursday, May 6 by click here to register for Lobby Day’s.

Join us for the 2021 National Citizen Leadership Conference (NCLC) Monday, May 3, and Thursday, May 6 by clicking here to register for the conference.

Day of Action
April 29 @ 11:00 am

SUPPORT AMERICAN PROMISE’S LOBBY DAY EFFORTS:
WRITE/CALL CONGRESS ON APRIL 29!

On May 4-6, American Promise volunteers will meet with members of Congress to advance a constitutional amendment to fix big money in politics. Support their advocacy by contacting your representatives on our Day of Action, Thursday April 29!

Write a letter explaining in your own words why you want Congress to pass, and states to ratify, an amendment that will authorize reasonable limits on political spending. We’ll personally deliver your letter to your Member of Congress and both Senators at our Lobby Day meetings.

Drop by our Zoom Office from 10-3 to be entered into our Day of Action Raffle! We can look up your representatives if you don’t know them and answer your questions about American Promise. Register here for the link. Two First Prizes: $25 donations to the 501c3 or c4 organizations of the winners’ choice. Two Second Prizes: an American Promise goodie bag which includes the book Corporations Are Not People by American Promise President Jeff Clements.

You are our most powerful advocates! Support our volunteers in Lobby Day meetings with letters and calls from constituents telling our elected officials that we want our government to work for We the People and not the rich & powerful few.

Ann

Citizen Lobby Day Training 3
April 28 @ 7:30 pm

Permanent, constitutional change does not happen by accident. Throughout history, it has happened when people organized and made it so. Meeting directly with our elected officials, organized in local teams, is how we powerfully move this needed reform forward.

Join our third Lobby Day training for a review of our Citizen Lobby Days, and a reiteration of our process of connecting teams together to execute powerful meetings with Members of Congress and their staff.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A throughout.

Letter to the Editor Training
April 22 @ 7:30 pm

Join Dr. Jessica Hare and Marnie Walsh on for the Letter to the Editor Training. This training will dive into the fundamentals of writing effective letters that will be published in your local newspapers and websites. Led by Ann Drumm, this will be a special session to help you get articles in your newspaper about your Lobby Day visits!

American Promise All-Ohio Work Session
April 22 @ 6:45 pm

Organizing throughout Ohio so our state is “ready to ratify” a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics.

Project 28: The Search for Our Next Constitutional Amendment
April 22 @ 6:00 pm

Project 28:  The Search for Our Next Constitutional Amendment

It has been nearly three decades since the United States Constitution was last updated through ratification of the 27th Amendment.  Over this time, trust in democratic institutions has deteriorated and social cohesion has frayed, culminating in an outbreak of political violence in January 2021 that was triggered in part by misinformation surrounding the 2020 General Election.

Together, BridgeTexas and American Promise are exploring the constitutional dimensions of America’s current trust deficit.  Through “Project 28,” we will be confronting the fundamental sources of the problems facing American democracy—such as money in politics, hyperpolarization, and election access and integrity.  To address our most challenging issues, we believe that social and political trust must be repaired.

“Project 28” will have two phases:

Phase One (Spring 2021):  America’s Trust Deficit? College Students Share Personal Stories About Trust and Distrust of Government

Phase Two (Fall 2021):  College Students Compete In An Amendment “Hackathon”

Deep Dive into Money in Politics
April 17 @ 11:30 am

$14.4 Billion was spent on federal races in 2020, the most expensive election in history. Most of that money came from big donors, whose contributions to SuperPACs are “speech” that can’t be regulated. Learn why we need a constitutional amendment to fix big money’s grip on our political system and how we’re building support for it in North Texas. Participants from other states are welcome to join us! Nonpartisan program.

Friend Banking Team Call
April 15 @ 7:30 pm

American Promise has launched a series of trainings designed to further develop skills like writing letters to the editor, conducting meetings with elected officials, and friend banking. Each skills training will continue as a volunteer-led team that will meet monthly to assist you in “doing” what you learned in the training.

Join our Friend Banking Team call, Thursday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. Eastern/4:30 p.m. Pacific led by Vicki Barnes.

APNTX Happy Hour – Drinks & Discussion about Money in Politics
April 15 @ 7:00 pm

Join the North Texas chapter of American Promise for a happy hour discussion of big money in politics! We’ll have a short presentation and lots of time for conversation. Nonpartisan.