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Colorado, Mark Meckler brings COS to the Wild West


Colorado, Mark Meckler brings COS to the Wild West

Colorado, USA — April 15, 2024 — Convention of States President Mark Meckler is on his way to the Centennial State to advocate for an Article V convention with the grassroots team in Denver, Colorado, on April 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. MT. Additionally, the Colorado House Committee on State, Civic, Military & Veterans Affairs will host a hearing on the Convention of States application on April 22.

“The Colorado team has been working strong this year, connecting with new legislators — seeking a sponsor for the COS resolution and succeeding,” said Regional Director Deanna Becket. “HJR24-1024 will have a hearing the same week of the rally. Denver will hear the passion in the voices of our grassroots activists both in the hearing room and on the capitol steps."

With over 54,000 Colorado petition signers, Convention of States enjoys broad bipartisan support in the state. This year for their Capitol Rally, the team will gather on the West Steps of the capitol building, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, for multiple hours of impassioned grassroots advocacy. The grassroots are also expected to testify in the House committee hearing on Article V next Monday.

Earlier this year, more than 30 skilled grassroots activists participated in the opening day of the Colorado legislative session. They assembled in solidarity to advocate for Convention of States, delivering over 500 letters from constituents to all 100 state senators and representatives. This month’s event seeks to capitalize on this previous success, intensifying efforts to raise awareness about the critical importance of pursuing an Article V convention.

To learn more about the event, follow the Convention of States Colorado team on social media. Tune in here to watch the committee hearing live


About Convention of States ActionWith a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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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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