NCLC 2018 In Review
The movement for equal representation will be won with local action by citizens across our nation.
At the NCLC, citizen leaders led the way as we discussed important, effective action in sessions covering local and state strategies, citizen-driven media, how to succeed with local APAs, and much more. Watch videos and photos of citizen leaders from across the nation as they shared lessons, received awards, and discussed next steps to make the 28th Amendment reality.
"I can't say enough about the support and the respect that we get from American Promise toward making our local efforts successful."
- Ellen Greene Bush, Citizen Leader
Use these resources to learn more about how your local and state action can support the movement for equal representation for all American.
Writing the 28th Amendment
A constitutional amendment is a long-term, time-tested way for citizens to alter the course of our nation.
This is the first Constitutional amendment to be written in the Internet Age. American Promise is hosting conversations with Americans across the nation about what the 28th Amendment should include. Writing an amendment isn’t easy, but we can do it. Watch these videos and photos of some of those discussions from the NCLC, on everything from how to make the 28th the first citizen-written amendment to Constitutional Convention pros and cons.
"The Constitution begins ‘We the people…’ not ‘We the corporations…’ "
- Fmr. Congressman Jim Leach, (R-Iowa)
Learn more about the reasons to support a constitutional amendment to establish equal representation, and read about the process to get us there.
The movement for equal representation must include Americans of every age, race, political persuasion and location.
The citizen-led 28th Amendment process will include the voices of all Americans—citizens of all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, backgrounds, belief systems and political persuasions. At the NCLC we aimed to foster the inclusivity of this movement with programming focused on the real-world impacts of the undue influence of money in communities across our nation; the critical nature of ensuring diversity; and the power of the rising generation of American voters.
"Our Congress is not taking much initiative to protect us, and I think that’s largely due to the fact that they’re getting money from the NRA."
- Noah Damiani, recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool
Americans from all walks of life must come together to demand equal representation, no matter how much money we make. Read citizens’ thoughts and how to bring more people to the table.
We The People
Our movement comprises organizations across political parties and with many goals.
Dozens of committed organizations across our great nation are working tirelessly to fix the fundamental problem with big money in politics. We are honored to host and corral the efforts and beliefs of these many groups at the NCLC, the meeting ground where we come together to get energized and further our important work together.
"We need to start bringing in new people... they may not be of the same political persuasion, but I guarantee you they want common sense approaches to the problems we're trying to deal with here."
- Francis Johnson, President of Take Back Our Republic
Our movement requires collaboration among many groups and every political persuasion. Read about the cross-partisan support the 28th Amendment has earned.
On the first annual American Promise Lobby Day, our members directly approached their elected members of Congress and their staff to discuss the issue of big money in politics and the 28th Amendment to ensure equal representation for all. Our members conducted more than 70 meetings in one day to talk about this critical issue. Read more about our Lobby Day efforts.