The purpose of the proposed 28th Amendment is to restore a democracy in which we the people—not big money, not corporations, not unions, not special interests—govern ourselves.

The 28th Amendment:

  • Empowers American voters to end the escalating influence of big money that dominates our elections.

  • Is supported by the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle.

  • Offers lasting reform not dependent on who is elected to office.

  • Enables Americans to enact reasonable limits on campaign contributions and dark money political spending, reversing the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision.

 

There’s Historical Precedent for amending the Constitution

Americans have won amendments to expand political rights for women, African Americans, Americans under 18, and more. Now we are working to ensure a system that works for us—not just super wealthy donors.

A Majority of already Americans Support it

Americans name political corruption the No. 1 crisis facing our nation. Three-fourths of Americans, including 88% of Democrats and 66% of Republicans, support an amendment.

It’s the Foundational Reform We Need

The 28th Amendment is a key to fixing the system that makes high-dollar donors more powerful than every other American. The amendment offers lasting, structural reform to ensure an equal voice for every American.

Answers to Questions you may have ~

 

Is the movement for the 28th Amendment a partisan effort? 

No. Americans from every walk of life and on both sides of the political aisle support the movement to end big money in politics. Our nationwide chapters and advisory board include conservatives, liberals and everyone in between.

Why do you call this the 28th Amendment? Aren’t other reform groups working on amendments too? 

We use the 28th Amendment as a shorthand that reflects our goal to make ending money in politics the next amendment, but we support many other reform groups’ amendment efforts. If any of them passes before ours, we’ll be happy to call ours the 29th.

Is there a specific amendment the 28th Amendment refers to? 

American Promise supports most versions of an amendment to end big money in politics. Current legislation introduced in Congress at the start of the 2020 term, House Joint Resolution 2, has more than 200 co-sponsors; however, we do not exclusively support this amendment language.

Why an amendment and not legislation? 

American Promise is dedicated to staying laser focused on this one issue because we believe it is the foundational, structural issue that overshadows reform in all other realms of American public policy and governing. Laws are not enough: Because the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people and money is speech, laws that seek to establish spending limits in our

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