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ALLIES, AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES & AMIGOS

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American Promise (AP) is a group with active chapters (including ROAD) in 17 states. AP is focused on getting a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to counter the effects of the "Citizens United" SCOTUS decision of 2010.
Click here to see their website.

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ROAD is affiliated with American Promise and was, and is,

its first chapter in Michigan.

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AP Grand Traverse is based in Traverse City, MI, is also an AP Chapter, and can be found here on Facebook.

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Michiganders for Fair and Transparent Elections

Michiganders for Fair and Transparent Elections (MIFTE), based in Michigan's capitol, Lansing, MI and is a affiliated with American Promise. They can be found here on Facebook

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  • The groups above are nonpartisan and the main ones with which we work, in Michigan and beyond. We and they are focused on getting big & dark money out of politics, campaign finance reform, and a 28th Amendment to counter Citizens United, et al.

  • While some of those below include campaign finance reform in their goals, the are  also democracy movements. Since reclaiming our democracy is in our name, we acknowledge and support them, and we often cooperate with each other.

  • We're all in this together.

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Like AP above, Move to Amend is a large national group, also focused on a 28th Amendment.

Click here to see their website

SUMMARY: Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

We are calling for the #WeThePeopleAmendment to the US Constitution that unequivocally states that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

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Summary:

Common Cause has an innovative, pragmatic, and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. Our work leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people and away from wealthy special interests and partisan ideologues.

See what they are doing specifically with their campaigns about
Money & Influence (Click here).   See the rest of website by clicking here.

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Another well known national group. Here is their summary and website:

We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful state and local laws that fix our broken elections and stop political bribery. Our strategy is central to dismantling the root causes of inequities in our democracy, and ending political corruption, extremism and gridlock. 

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Whether it's supporting a candidate, fighting to pass legislation, or working to change our culture, MoveOn members are committed to an inclusive and progressive future. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, justice, and love. And we mobilize together to achieve it. See more on their website.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan national organization with very active and effective, state and local groups and activities. Learn more here, on their Michigan website.

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VNP is best known for their powerful grass roots effort in Michigan that resulted in a ballot proposal creating an independent citizen's redistricting commission to do away with gerrymandering. See more about VNP here.

"Article 1, Section 1 of the Michigan constitution reads: “All political power is inherent in the people.”

This basic principle that ultimate power resides in the people is the foundation of our mission at Voters Not Politicians." 

"Voters Not Politicians defends and promotes policies that strengthen democracy. Michigan’s government must truly represent the will of the people, all votes must count equally, and all voices must be heard. Our representatives must not be unduly influenced by lobbyists or special interests or motivated by personal gain."
 

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CCL is a national group, with 594 chapters nationwide, with 21 in MI, and 5 in SE MI including
local ones with whom we have met.

"Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change. We exist to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power."

Click here to see their website.

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PEG is an Ann Arbor, MI-based Activist Group, an ally and friend of ROAD, and vice-versa.

"Our Mission is to assure that our government will treat all Americans with equality and acceptance.

We believe that every citizen’s vote should carry equal weight and that all citizens should have unimpeded access to voting. We believe there must be laws that protect all citizens from harassment and discrimination and that these laws must be applied and enforced equally. We believe race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual preference, geographic location, political affiliation, age, skin color, or physical ability can not be the basis for discrimination in legislation or in any government-run or government-supported service or agency." Click here to see their website.

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"Take Back Our Republic (TBOR) is a non-profit educating the public on conservative solutions for political reform. We are a non-partisan organization that advocates to ensure power and influence is returned to "We The People" instead of outside special interests groups. We use a grassroots approach for messaging that resonates with every ideological spectrum, especially conservatives, to fix the broken electoral system and restore American democracy."

Click here to see their website

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CRAFT - Citizens Resistance at Fermi 2. "CRAFTing a future full of renewable and alternative energy free of radioactive waste. Environmental Conservation Organization", on Facebook,click here.

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DECLARATION FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY is a coalition of over 200 member organizations.

Our coalition includes groups from the labor, racial justice, faith, women’s rights, environmental, good government, and many other important communities. Formed in 2018, we set out on a mission to take back our democracy and restore power to the people. We believe that we must build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard.

To learn more about how democracy reform is critical to achieving progress on the issues voters care about most, read our report: Fixing Our Broken Democracy.

Click here to see their website.