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Our January National Call with Congressman Dean Phillips of Minnesota was postponed due to the recent violent events and impeachment drive currently underway in our nation’s Capital. We’ve been working with Rep. Phillips’ office to secure a new date for this discussion as he is eager to share his experience on the insurrection that took place on the 6th, as well as his cross-partisan approach to legislating and his support for the 28th Amendment.
So, please join us on Thursday, January 28th at 8:00pm EST for our January National Call with Congressman Dean Phillips. In addition to Rep. Phillips, we will also be speaking with Mindy Finn, the CEO of Citizen Data, who will be discussing new poll numbers that show widespread support for the 28th Amendment across the political spectrum.
American Promise January National Call
Thursday, January 28th
We are kicking off 2021 with a training and engagement event that will not only strengthen and empower our national grassroots network but also enable our supporters to connect with their networks about the great work they’re doing to help pass the 28th amendment. On January 27th at 7:30 pm ET, join Dr. Jessica and Marnie as they host American Promise’s first friend banking event. Whether you’re new to the friend banking world or an experienced friend banker, this new skills training will ground supporters in the mechanics of friend banking, and develop a detailed script that allows our supporters to communicate the American Promise mission effectively.
Please help us grow our national grassroots network by clicking here to register for our latest skills training.Democracy Book Club Feat. Jeff Clements
“Open Democracy is starting a book club to focus on this theme: Where are we, how did we get here, and what are we going to do about it?”
The inaugural meeting of the Open Democracy Book Club will be January 21, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom. Book club leaders Joe Bagshaw and Kate Coon have selected “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations” by Jeffrey Clements.
Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that the rights of things—money and corporations—matter more than the rights of people, America has faced a crisis of democracy. In this timely and thoroughly updated second edition, Jeff Clements describes the strange history of this bizarre ruling, its ongoing destructive effects, and the growing movement to reverse it. He includes a new chapter, “Do Something!,” showing how—state by state and community by community—Americans are using creative strategies and tools to renew democracy and curb unbalanced corporate power. Since the first edition, 16 states, 160 members of Congress, and 500 cities and towns have called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, and the list is growing. This is a fight we can win!
Jeff Clements will join us in the discussion of his book. All are welcome!
The book is available HERE.
Jeff donates all of his royalties to non-partisan, non-profit groups working to strengthen democracy and self-government.
Please read the book prior to attending the event! American Promise is a co-sponsor.
Register HereNational Call with Congressman Ted Deutch
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Join panelists John Wass, American Promise Chairman and CEO of Profit Isle, and Jane Greenthal, Associate Principal at the purpose driven architecture firm Perkins&Will, to learn why they got involved and how they talk with peers about our movement. Learn more about the momentum and urgency surrounding our mission and dive deeper into actions to help us win the American Promise Amendment.
Register here with this Zoom LinkCampaign Finance, States Rights and the Constitution
Campaign Finance, States Rights and the Constitution: where are we and how did we get here? A panel discussion with Jim Rubens, former New Hampshire state senator and GOP platform committee chair, current board member for American Promise and New England chair of Take Back Our Republic; Democratic Alaska state senator Scott Kawasaki, sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 16; and Joe Geldhof, Alaska attorney and a founder of the Permanent Fund Defenders. Moderated by Brad Keithley. To participate, click here at 7pm AK (GMT-9) Nov. 19th.National Business Network Presentation
Sign up, and invite your friends, to hear our new Business Network presentation and discuss options to give this presentation to business associations. Learn more about the business economic argument and what you and others can do to forward our movement with National Business Network Member Scott Ellis as our guest presenter.
Register here with this Zoom LinkThe Color of Money: A Discussion on Dark Money (the movie) and Lessons for Alaskans
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.
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