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Convention of States!


Advocacy Day


  COSLA Advocacy Day at the State Capitol Tuesday , April 11, 2023

  Schedule of events


  • ·       Monday, April 10, 2023. 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meet at the EBR Main Library 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
  • ·       Prepare the dessert bags and materials for the legislators.
  • Those who attend Friday night might want to make plans to go to dinner after we finish at the library.


1.    Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Advocacy Day at the Capitol.


2.    8:00 am. Breakfast at Another Broken Egg located at 2531 Citiplace Ct. Unit 100 Baton Rouge, LA 70808


     3.    10:00 to 11:00 am . Set up tables in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. You may bring your items to the back of the Capitol and drop them off for the trustees to bring upstairs if you wish. Otherwise, bring them upstairs with you after entering under the steps in front of the Capitol.


4.    After going through the metal detector and checking your temperature you will take the elevator to the Rotunda. It is on the first floor.


5.    10:00 to 12:00 Put desserts in bags and hand out materials to legislators.


6.    We will stay at the Capitol until the legislators leave in the evening. This may be as late as 7:00 pm.


7.    If you are traveling a long distance and cannot stay until 7:00 p.m., you may want to come to the Capitol as early as 8:00 a.m. to help set up the tables, take a Capitol tour, and observe some committee meetings.


·       Monday afternoon pre-Advocacy Day at the library.

·       Bring materials to the Capitol Tuesday morning.

·       Setting up displays on 3 tables in the Rotunda.

·       Manning the 2 dessert tables in the Rotunda.

·       8:00 am . Tuesday, April 11. Breakfast at Another Broken Egg located at 2531 Citiplace Ct. Unit 100 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

·       Bring wrapped candy to share at the table.

·       Help to pack up on the evening of April 11, after everything is finished .

Suggested Business Casual Dress Shirt and Tie for men and a Business Outfit for women.








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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
Convention of states action

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