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While we face serious national division, a majority of Americans remain united on the need to limit the influence of big money in politics and place power in the hands of citizens rather than ultra-wealthy special interests. We founded American Promise to succeed with broad-based coalitions of Americans hailing from across the political spectrum, the country, and all walks of life. By finding common ground — a desire to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come — we are able to build strong networks of diverse individuals and advance the 28th Amendment. 

With billions spent in the 2020 election on campaign messaging designed to outrage and divide us, more people across America are realizing that change is needed now to halt the spiraling spending growth in politics. By coming together now to address the systemic issues our nation faces, we ensure power for the voices of Americans — not concentrated wealth — in the future. The success of our Giving Tuesday campaign over the last few days reflects the growing recognition that big reform is necessary. 

Thanks to the generous donations from our community, American Promise will expand its state-based work in 2021 and broaden the reach of our people-powered campaign for an amendment to get big money out of politics. 

2020 has been a challenging year, which makes us even more appreciative of your generosity. We look forward to celebrating more successes with you all in the coming year

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Liz Harvey
Development Director, American Promise
Reinforcing Our #AmericanPromise: An America Where Each Voice and Each Vote Matter 

As this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign wraps up, we thank each of you for helping American Promise build momentum for big successes in 2021, building on our momentum from this year:  
  • Twenty-one states, most recently Alaska, have formally called for ratifying an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Over 75% of Americans from across the political spectrum agree that we must limit political spending in our elections. 
  • Millions of people across the nation support our campaign, and with hundreds more in Congress we are poised to make huge strides in 2021. 
Your donation to American Promise ensures you are an integral part of forming the future you want to see — for yourself, your family, and every American — today and for generations to come.  
Help Us Ensure a Voice for Every American
| Elected Pledge Signers
Thanks to the outreach by 28th Amendment advocates across the country, more than 400 candidates signed the American Promise Candidate Pledge this election season. Below we highlight just two of the more than 100 local and state pledge signers who were elected to office this fall. 
See Who Has Signed the Candidate Pledge
Join the call to build a stronger and more representative democracy: Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy and H.R. 1, the For The People Act which calls for our 28th Amendment, should be top priority. Be sure your voice is heard! 
Call on Congress to Prioritize the For The People Act
| Upcoming American Promise Events

December 8: Join panelists John Wass, American Promise Board 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 with the National Business Network and how they talk with peers about the movement to win the American Promise Amendment. The call begins at 8 p.m. ET. Learn more and register online.

| What We’re Tracking This Week

From Popular Information: The nation’s largest corporate lobbying group is spending $2 million on a television ad supporting the two GOP candidates in Georgia’s runoff Senate elections. Most major U.S. corporations are dues-paying members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that is financing the ad, but many of those companies have policies in conflict with Republican policy. Read more.

From the Center for Responsive Politics: Political donors gave money in record amounts to federal and state campaigns in the 2020 election. While federal races collected $14 billion, gubernatorial and state legislative candidates drew nearly $1.9 billion. Read more.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A proposed law before the Pittsburgh City Council would allow the city’s Ethics Hearing Board to require tighter reporting rules for political action committees and allow further tracking of funds that back direct political mailers and ads. The board wants to get ahead of a national trend of money being poured into local races by organizations about which voters can find little information. Read more.

From the San Jose Spotlight: After a contentious and expensive 2020 election season, one council member in San Jose is asking his fellow lawmakers to consider campaign finance regulations. Read more.

American Promise empowers Americans to act together to win the 28th Amendment so people, not money, govern in America.
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