JClements9-webJeff Clements is president of American Promise and co-founder of Free Speech for People. He works with Americans all over the country for a 28th Amendment to secure the American Promise: Constitutional rights for all human beings; voting rights and representation as equal citizens; and our responsibility for effective self-government.

He is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations, and his articles and opinion pieces have appeared widely (US News & World Report, The Hill, The Boston Globe, Fox News, American Constitution Society, Salon, among others).

Jeff also is president of Whaleback Partners, LLC, which invests in entrepreneurial businesses building a sustainable local food economy. He co-founded Whaleback Partners in 2012.

Previously an Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Jeff led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. Jeff also practiced law for many years as a partner in a major Boston law firm and in his own firm.

Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that of Northern Girl, LLC a business in Van Buren, Maine; the Portland Water District, which provides drinking water and wastewater treatment for Greater Portland, Maine; Friends of Casco Bay, a citizen environmental organization to protect Casco Bay in Maine; The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts.

Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Twitter: @ClementsJeff 

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