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It is my great pleasure to congratulate the voters of Alaska on their ballot decision to make Alaska the 21st state to call for the 28th Amendment! 

In response to this historic moment, Jim Barnett, an Anchorage-based historian, said: “The founding citizens of the 49th state wrote into our state Constitution that ‘All political power is inherent in the people. All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole.’ That’s the American promise, and the Alaska promise to its residents since statehood, and I am thrilled that we in Alaska are coming together again to renew that promise.”

The voter turnout for this election was electrifying because it demonstrated to me millions of people making the connection between their vision, their life, their vote, and their government. I saw people recognizing their power within our democracy.

This week we’re excited to introduce new people who have joined the American Promise team and to welcome them to our growing movement. They are eager to share their perspectives and use their talents to empower Americans across the nation to take action, and use our power to secure equality and representation for future generations. 

While the election results revealed differences among us, the $14 billion national price tag draws a united reaction: It’s time for real representation and government responsiveness to the will of the people; it’s time to shake the yoke of unlimited political spending’s influence on our lives. We the people are poised to make permanent, powerful reform a reality

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Leah Field
Managing Director, American Promise
| State Highlight
Alaskans Say ‘Yes’ to Ballot Measure 2: More Choice, More Voice and More Power to the People 

Congratulations Alaska! In the recent election, over 50% of Alaska voters said “yes” to becoming the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to enable limits on big money in politics and protect their voice and self-government. Gathering over 171,000 votes, Ballot Measure 2 will reduce partisanship, end the secret influence of dark money, create a single unified primary open to all voters, and institute ranked choice voting.
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| New American Promise Team Members
We’re thrilled to introduce three new American Promise team members and a new American Promise Education Fund board member, who will work diligently to empower and support you and others across the nation who are advancing the American Promise Amendment.
As a passionate and dedicated educator with a range of experience in public, charter, and independent schools, Jason Ford is excited to join the American Promise Education Fund board. He currently serves as the middle school principal at Trinity School in New York City. A native of Houston, Texas, Jason has always been drawn to opportunities through which he can inspire young people to become caring and engaged citizens.
New American Promise Communications Director Gregory Joseph shares how his experience with civil rights issues drew him to the campaign to limit political spending, why it’s important to uplift and amplify the voices of people who typically are marginalized, and what he hopes to accomplish with the American Promise team.
Meet Gregory
New American Promise Empowerment Coordinator Marnie Walsh discusses why it’s important to collaborate with volunteers from varied backgrounds, what issues and values drew her to the organization, and what she hopes to accomplish with the American Promise team. 
Meet Marnie
New American Promise Political Research Intern Kyle Taylor shares why he is passionate about ending unlimited political spending, how his professional goals intersect with getting money out of politics, and what he envisions the United States will look like after the American Promise Amendment is ratified.
Meet Kyle
| National Business Network
National Business Network Shares New Outreach Presentation 

Join other business leaders from across the country in advancing the American Promise Amendment and creating an economy where companies compete based on the value they create in America’s marketplace. Watch the video from the group’s recent call to learn more about sharing the Business Network Presentation with your colleagues.
Watch the National Business Network Call
| 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. 
Other pledge signers elected this fall include:
  • Chris Johansen, Maine State Representative, District 31
  • Mary Jo Daley, Pennsylvania State Representative, District 148
  • Ron Muzzall, Washington State Senator, District 10
See Who Has Signed the Candidate Pledge
| Upcoming American Promise Events

November 19: Get the latest on campaign finance, states rights, and the Constitution during this online panel discussion. Featured speakers are Jim Rubens, former New Hampshire state senator and GOP platform committee chair, current board member for American Promise and New England chair of Take Back Our Republic; Democratic Alaska state senator Scott Kawasaki, sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 16; and Joe Geldhof, Alaska attorney and a founder of the Permanent Fund Defenders. 7 p.m. ET. Learn more and register online.

| What We’re Tracking This Week

From WUNC: North Carolina was home this year to one of the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the nation’s history. That race and the record-setting spending are the subject of discussion for this episode of the WUNC Politics Podcast with Anna Beavon Gravely of the NC Free Enterprise Foundation, journalist Jeremy Borden, and UNC-Charlotte political science professor Eric HeberligListen now.

From Business Insider: What will a new president mean for the U.S. economy? Just Capitol's CEO Martin Whittaker says it’s likely to help the movement for stakeholder capitalism, which he calls “a unifying idea: the idea of a marketplace, an economy, that works for more Americans.” Read now.

From the Center for Responsive Politics: Campaign money continues to flow in Georgia, which will host two runoff elections in January. Twenty candidates faced off in Georgia’s special election, but only two will advance to the runoff: Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who won 26% of the vote, and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who won 32.9% of the vote. Through mid-October Loeffler had raised $28.2 million, much of it self-financed, while Warnock had $21.7 million. 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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