Speakers

 
 
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Bill Moyers

Journalist; best-selling author; former White House Press Secretary for President Johnson

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Nina Turner

 President, Our Revolution; former Ohio State Senator; American Promise National Advisory Council

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Richard Painter

Chief Ethics Counsel, President George W. Bush; S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School

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Ellen Weintraub

Commissioner, Federal Election Commission

Second Annual
Congressional Leadership Award Winners

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Senator Alan Simpson

(R-Wyoming, 1979-1997)

American Promise Advisory Council. Early supporter of Wyoming Promise's ongoing historic ballot initiative in support of the 28th Amendment. 

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Senator Tom Udall

(D-New Mexico)

Early and consistent leader of Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United v. FEC and strengthen free, fair elections.

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Senator John McCain

(R-Arizona)

Lifetime of service; dedication to campaign finance reform; early supporter of Constitutional amendment to strengthen fair, free elections.

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Senator Jon Tester

(D-Montana)

Lead sponsor of Constitutional amendment in Senate; supporter of American Promise citizen leader effort in Montana and around country.

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Speakers

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Cheryl Clyburn Crawford

Executive Director, MassVOTE; 1st Vice President at NAACP Boston Branch

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Josh Silver

Director/Co-Founder Represent.Us

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Elizabeth Doty

Founder of Leadership Momentum; Bay Area American Promise Business Council

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Jeff Clements

President and Founder of American Promise

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Ben Cohen

Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede; American Promise National Advisory Council

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Caroline Fredrickson

President, American Constitution Society

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Cenk Uygur

Host and founder, The Young Turks; Founder of WolfPAC

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Greg Moore

Executive Director, NAACP National Voter Fund

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Congressman Jim McGovern

(D-Massachusetts)

 

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Ella McGrail

New Hampshire College Student; First NH Youth Poet Laureate; American Promise National Advisory Council.

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Matthew Patsky

CEO, Trillium Asset Management; American Promise National Advisory Council.

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John Wass

CEO at Profit Isle; Chair, American Promise Board of Directors

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Steve Lipscomb

Founder, World Poker Tour; CEO, Practicrats LLC; Founder, Fix It America

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Tamara R. Piety

Law Professor; Author, Brandishing the First Amendment; American Promise National Advisory Council

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Frances Moore Lappe

Founder, Small Planet Institute; Author, Diet For A Small Planet, Daring Democracy & more

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Joe Goodwin

Decorated US Army Veteran; Executive Director of National Service Now; American Promise National Advisory Council.

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Michele Jawando

VP, Center for American Progress & Center for American Progress Action Fund; Co-Host “Thinking CAP” podcast

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Sam Daley-Harris

American Promise Citizen Empowerment Coach; Author, Reclaiming Our Democracy; Founder, CivicCourage.org

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Viki Harrison

Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico

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Thomas Van Dyck

Managing Director & Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management; Founder, As You Sow; Leads “Divest Invest” climate campaign

Debra Winger

3-time Oscar Nominated Actress

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Adam Winkler

Professor of Constitutional Law, UCLA; Author, We the Corporations (2018) and Gunfight (2011)

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Tiffany Muller

President, End Citizens United

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David Burke

President, Citizens Take Action

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George Penn

Outreach Organizer, Wisconsin United to Amend

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Debilyn Molineaux

Co-Director, Bridge Alliance

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Former Congressman Jim Leach

(R-Iowa) 1977-2007, American Promise National Advisory Council

 

PRAISE FOR FIRST NATIONAL CITIZEN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:

We came back really charged up and with a ton of contacts, all with the same passion of restoring our democracy. Thanks!

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