American Promise is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that advocates for a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow the U.S. Congress and states to set reasonable limits on campaign spending in U.S. elections.
Alaska is well on its way to being the 21st state calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. The Alaskans For Better Elections campaign is officially on the state ballot, and in November, Alaskans – right, left, and center – will ensure the will of the people is heard on this crucial issue.
Join the call and hear from American Promise President Jeff Clements on the importance of enabling local control of election spending, and how a Yes vote on ballot question 2 gets us closer to this goal. Also on the call will be Paula DeLaiarro, an Alaskan expert on campaign finance and disclosure.
In this edition of our quarterly Citizen Leaders Book Club, we'll be celebrating both Constitution Day and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with author Elaine Weiss! In her latest book, "The Woman's Hour," Weiss examines the decades-long suffragist movement that led to the 19th Amendment and women gaining the right to vote. (Importantly, suffrage for women of color is owing to the work and leadership of suffragists of color that continued well after the 19th Amendment.) In our conversation, we'll discuss the suffragist movement's successes and shortcomings and the inspiration and lessons we, as Americans, can use to form a more perfect union today.
In observance of Constitution Day, Beverly Churchill, president of Alaska Move to Amend, will talk about how to amend the Constitution and provide a brief history of several amendments. Q&A moderated by Bill Hall of Alaska Common Ground.
Hear Jeff Clements, co-founder and president, speak about American Promise's 2020 strategy and the importance of our National Business Network. Learn about how the powerful business voice is uniquely positioned to help win the American Promise Amendment.
Meet National Business Network Supporters and Members on this kick-off call. Dive into the economic argument, weigh in on actions, and make a difference for the greater good as we begin our journey as a National Business Network together to level the playing field in America's marketplace.