The Color of Money: A Discussion on Dark Money (the movie) and Lessons for Alaskans
October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Alaska is well on its way to being the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. A constitutional amendment to allow Alaskans to meaningfully limit money spent in its elections is officially on the state ballot, and in November, Alaskans – right, left, and center – will vote on this crucial issue in ballot question 2.

An open discussion facilitated by Bill Hall, Alaska Common Ground. DARK MONEY is an award-winning documentary “examining one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Please watch the film before the discussion.

REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT HERE!

How Pay-To-Play Politics Harms Maine Businesses
October 7 @ 6:30 pm

Government is increasingly picking economic winners and losers. Businesses compete by buying influence in Washington instead of offering better products and services to consumers.

The Stand with Maine campaign is working towards constitutional reform to fix the incentives currently governing how businesses are forced to make decisions. With less money in politics, more Maine businesses can thrive.

Kerem Durdag, CEO of GWI (Great Works Internet), will join us and speak about how Maine businesses suffer when there is unlimited money in politics. You’ll hear about the problem, but also how to be part of the solution.

With the election fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to learn more about this campaign.

When: Wednesday, October 7th 6:30-7:30pm ET
Where: Remote via Zom
Register: Here

Good Governance Project Inaugural Kick-Off Panel
October 1 @ 12:00 pm

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Quarterly Leadership Call Featuring Lisa Lewin
September 30 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to join the September 30 quarterly conversation among American Promise’s Leadership Community (BoardAdvisory Council, national finance council, donors, and special friends) with special guest National Advisory Council Member Lisa Lewin.

From the corruption and dysfunction of uncontrolled, concentrated money in elections, where political power is allocated based on wealth, to exclusion and racial injustice in voting rights, America faces a constitutional, political and social crisis of political inequality. An ideology of constitutional and political inequality is causing social unrest, government dysfunction, injustice and long-term, systemic corruption of our political system. Lisa Lewin will share her perspective, vision, and ideas for lasting solutions and action we need to take now— before the election— and beyond.

Please join us in this interactive and timely conversation about how we accelerate fundamental reform and justice with the affirmation of constitutional equality, equal voting and representation rights and racial equity.

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Lisa Lewin is a strategist and operating executive with 25 years of experience leading and advising private, public, and nonprofit sector organizations. She is CEO of General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation offering dynamic courses in data, design, business, technology and other high-demand skills.

Lisa serves on the boards of the Wikimedia Foundation, Bank Street College of Education, and the Leadership Now Project. She has also served on the board of the Center for Responsive Politics, a DC-based non-partisan research group and the host of OpenSecrets, journalism’s most trusted source of data and analysis on the effects of money on American politics. She received a BS from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

In advance of the call, we invite you to preview Lisa’s work with the Leadership Now Project, a group of business leaders interested in the health of our democracy and society striving to bring other businesses into the democracy reform movement with their Business for Racial Equity Pledge.

We look forward to having your voice in this important conversation!

 

Wolf-PAC Virtual Warrior Workshop- United Against Corruption
September 26 @ 6:00 pm

Greg Palast asks leaders on the frontlines of the Democracy Reform Movement important questions. Get to know leaders of: Wolf-PAC, Represent Us, American Promise, Move to Amend, and Take Back our Republic.

This is apart of the 2020 Wolf-PAC Virtual Warrior Workshop.

Learn how to join the fight to end corruption in DC and restore power back to the people!

Get your ticket here

Wolf-PAC Virtual Warrior Workshop- The Power of the U.S. Constitution
September 26 @ 1:00 pm

Jeff Clements, President of American Promise, will explain why we need a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to fix the corruption in DC.

This is apart of the 2020 Wolf-PAC Virtual Warrior Workshop.

Learn how to join the fight to end corruption in DC and restore power back to the people!

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Big Money in Alaska Politics w/ Jeff Clements and the Alaskans for Better Elections Ballot Initiative
September 23 @ 1:00 pm

Alaska is well on its way to being the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. The Alaskans For Better Elections campaign is officially on the state ballot, and in November, Alaskans – right, left, and center – will ensure the will of the people is heard on this crucial issue.

Join the call and hear from American Promise President Jeff Clements on the importance of enabling local control of election spending, and how a Yes vote on ballot question 2 gets us closer to this goal. Also on the call will be Paula DeLaiarro, an Alaskan expert on campaign finance and disclosure.

REGISTER HERE

Get Money Out Alaska – Amending the Constitution: Mission Impossible?
September 17 @ 7:00 pm

Alaska is well on its way to being the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. A constitutional amendment to allow Alaskans to meaningfully limit money spent in its elections is officially on the state ballot, and in November, Alaskans – right, left, and center – will vote on this crucial issue in ballot question 2.

In observance of Constitution Day, Beverly Churchill, President of Alaska Move to Amend, will talk about how to amend the Constitution and provide a brief history of several amendments. Q&A moderated by Bill Hall of Alaska Common Ground.

REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT HERE!

Citizen Leaders Book Club With
Elaine Weiss

September 15 @ 8:00 pm

Our mission at American Promise is to unite and empower all Americans to build a strong republic and healthy democracy. Knowledge is power. That’s why we are inviting you to join with Americans across the country for the Citizen Leaders Book Club. Each quarter, we will be reading a new book, and then be given the chance to meet together online with the author themselves!

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In our conversation, we will discuss the suffragist movement’s successes and shortcomings and the inspiration and lessons we, as Americans, can use to form a more perfect union today. As well as the work and leadership of women of color for voting rights that took place during the movement and persisted well after the 19th Amendment. In her latest book, “The Woman’s Hour,” Weiss examines the decades-long suffragist movement that led to the 19th Amendment and women gaining the right to vote.September 15th we will be celebrating Constitution day and the 100 year anniversary since the ratification of the 19th Amendment with Author Elaine Weiss.

Thank you to our partners – American Promise, the League of Women’s Voters Maine, the Congressional Management Foundation, the League of Women’s Voters Massachusetts, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, the League of Women’s Voters Alaska and the American Constitution Society– for joining us in this inspirational call.

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A Baltimore-based journalist and author, Elaine Weiss writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her byline has appeared in many national publications, as well as in reports for National Public Radio. Her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize “Editor’s Choice” award, and she is a proud MacDowell Colony Fellow.

Soon to be a major television event, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” has won critical acclaim from the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and The New Yorker, hailed as a “riveting, nail-biting political thriller” with powerful parallels to today’s political environment.

We hope you will join the Citizen Leaders Book Club for this motivating and impactful event

Inaugural Quarterly National Business Network Call
August 6 @ 8:00 pm

Join our first, quarterly National Business Network call on August 6th, 5-6pm PT/8-9pm ET

Register via Zoom Meeting Here (registration required)

Hear Jeff Clements, co-founder and President of American Promise, speak about American Promise’s 2020 strategy and the importance of our National Business Network. Learn about how the powerful business voice is uniquely positioned to help win the American Promise Amendment

Meet your fellow National Business Network Supporters and Members on this kick-off call. Dive into the economic argument, weigh in on actions, and make a difference for the greater good to move as we begin our journey as a National Business Network together to level the playing field in America’s marketplace.

Zoom registration required!