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2019 Kentucky Capitol Day

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If you are frustrated with the dysfunction in Washington D.C. and the ever-expanding impact that D.C. has on your life, then we have great news. If you are concerned about liberty being preserved for your children and grandchildren, then we have great news.

You can make a difference!

Join the Kentucky Convention of States (CoS) Team for our Capitol Rally on January 9th, 9:00AM.  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

If You Haven’t Already – RSVP Here

Breaking news! The Co-Founder of the Convention of States Project, Mr. Mark Meckler will be attending and providing a motivational speech. The Kentucky Convention of States Team is very excited about Mr. Meckler’s appearance and engagement with the Kentucky grassroots.

Mr. Meckler will energize you about the tool that the framers of our great Constitution gave us for such a time as this. He will motivate you to engage – before it is too late. 

Imagine being able to tell your children and grandchildren that you stood tall and fought for their liberties. Imagine telling them that you valued their liberties and freedoms so much that you refused to sit on the sidelines while they slowly slipped away.

Article V – Convention of States is the legitimate means to rein in the federal government. Don’t sit on the sidelines. The future of this great nation depends on YOU.
“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”  Patrick Henry
Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I bring guests or family members? Yes, please do. Additionally, children are welcome.

How should I dress? Dress business casual.

Besides attending, how can I help? Contact your KY Leadership Team for guidance on obtaining appointments with your legislators. See contact info at the bottom of the page.

My schedule won't allow me to attend, can I still help? Certainly, you can call and write your legislators. See the bottom of this page for more details.

I have never talked to a legislator, what do I say?  See more info at the bottom of this page.
A critical step to restoring self-governance is for citizens to become engaged and involved in their government. Part of this engagement should include getting to know and communicating with your state legislators. Unfortunately for many of us, this can be an intimidating process. It should not be. There are a couple things to keep in mind when talking to legislators:

  1. They are no different than YOU! They put have passions and concerns - just like you.
  2. They work for YOU! You are their constituent and they are supposed to represent you. They can only do that if you engage and talk with them.
  3. Regardless of whether you agree on a specific topic or are even ideologically opposed, you should always communicate with them respectfully. 
  4. If a legislator asks you a question that you don't know, just state that you don't know but you will get them the answer. It is always better to say you don't know than to make up answers that could be wrong. If this happens, please communicate the question to the Kentucky leadership and we will get you the answer.
  5. We will pair you with an experienced KY Convention of States Team member to make the experience easier.

A common comment that we get is, "why do you have these during a working day?" We understand that many people have jobs and can not take off work; however, this is when the legislators are at the Capitol. That does not mean that you can not help though. Call or write your legislators prior to the rally. Tell them that you support the Convention of States Resolution. Tell them that you would attend the rally; however, your schedule won't allow it. Ask them to meet with the KY Team leadership on the 9th and ask if you can meet with them some other time.

Additionally, you can send them a hand-written letter. In today's era of email, text, etc. hand-written letters have a tremendous impact.  The fact that a constituent takes the time to actually write a letter and mail it shows a strong commitment.

If you need sample letters to spark some thoughts click here

If you need to look up your legislators click here

Use our Free look up tool to call or send an email to your legislators

As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or need help.

For additional questions please contact the Kentucky State Director Jim Ball at james.ball@cosaction.com or Legislative Liaison Mary Jo Wedding at mary_jo.wedding@cosaction.com.

Click here to get involved!

Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
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