In 2018, hundreds of citizen leaders joined lawmakers, business leaders and journalists in Washington D.C. to work together, find inspiration, and plan our next steps to pass an amendment to get big money out of politics and save our republic. Discussions were lively, thought-provoking and empowering. Everyone left with new ideas about how we could help in the fight for the 28th amendment.
We were ecstatic to see so many citizen leaders dedicated to restoring democracy and giving power back to the people. Citizens traveled from across the nation—California, Florida, Washington, Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, New York, Alabama and many more states were represented. Together, we marched to the Capitol to tell our elected officials that We the People should govern, not Big Money.
In 2016, American Promise held the first National Citizen Leadership Conference and brought together more than 300 Americans from 40 states for inspiration and action across partisan lines. Speakers included members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, new national leaders such as Nina Turner, business, faith and civic leaders such as Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen, and decorated US Army veteran Joe Goodwin.