Journalist; best-selling author; former White House Press Secretary for President Johnson
President, Our Revolution; former Ohio State Senator; American Promise National Advisory Council
Chief Ethics Counsel, President George W. Bush; S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
Congressional Leadership Award Winners
Senator Alan Simpson
American Promise Advisory Council. Early supporter of Wyoming Promise's ongoing historic ballot initiative in support of the 28th Amendment.
Senator Tom Udall
Early and consistent leader of Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United v. FEC and strengthen free, fair elections.
Senator John McCain
Lifetime of service; dedication to campaign finance reform; early supporter of Constitutional amendment to strengthen fair, free elections.
Senator Jon Tester
Lead sponsor of Constitutional amendment in Senate; supporter of American Promise citizen leader effort in Montana and around country.
Cheryl Clyburn Crawford
Executive Director, MassVOTE; 1st Vice President at NAACP Boston Branch
Founder of Leadership Momentum; Bay Area American Promise Business Council
President and Founder of American Promise
Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede; American Promise National Advisory Council
President, American Constitution Society
Host and founder, The Young Turks; Founder of WolfPAC
Executive Director, NAACP National Voter Fund
Congressman Jim McGovern
New Hampshire College Student; First NH Youth Poet Laureate; American Promise National Advisory Council.
CEO, Trillium Asset Management; American Promise National Advisory Council.
CEO at Profit Isle; Chair, American Promise Board of Directors
Founder, World Poker Tour; CEO, Practicrats LLC; Founder, Fix It America
Tamara R. Piety
Law Professor; Author, Brandishing the First Amendment; American Promise National Advisory Council
Frances Moore Lappe
Founder, Small Planet Institute; Author, Diet For A Small Planet, Daring Democracy & more
Decorated US Army Veteran; Executive Director of National Service Now; American Promise National Advisory Council.
VP, Center for American Progress & Center for American Progress Action Fund; Co-Host “Thinking CAP” podcast
American Promise Citizen Empowerment Coach; Author, Reclaiming Our Democracy; Founder, CivicCourage.org
Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico
Thomas Van Dyck
Managing Director & Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management; Founder, As You Sow; Leads “Divest Invest” climate campaign
3-time Oscar Nominated Actress
Professor of Constitutional Law, UCLA; Author, We the Corporations (2018) and Gunfight (2011)
President, End Citizens United
President, Citizens Take Action
Outreach Organizer, Wisconsin United to Amend
Co-Director, Bridge Alliance
Former Congressman Jim Leach
(R-Iowa) 1977-2007, American Promise National Advisory Council