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Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!

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BECOME A LEADER
 

District Captain

As a District Captain, you will help recruit, welcome, and educate other volunteers in your local area, and be proactive in raising grassroots support. We need you to:

  • Welcome new volunteers in your district, and act as a point person as they join the COS family. COS will help you with this by providing training ​in​ helping to connect you with people who ​have expressed ​interest in getting involved. You can also reach out to people in your own circle of influence.
  • Educate friends and others locally about Article V and Convention of States. We'll provide you with everything you need.
  • Stay in touch with your State Director and participate in state and national conference calls to keep up to date with all the exciting news.

The District Captain will also inform the in-district volunteers of when they can be in attendance, and have their voices heard, at committee hearings and floor votes.​

Expected approximate commitment level: 8 hours per month

To Apply:

Sign in with your COS account, or create one if you don't already have one, with the button below.

Step 1: If you haven't already signed the petition, a button will be shown below to do so.

Step 2: If you haven't already signed the Volunteer Agreement, a button will be shown below to do so. Be sure to return to this page after signing, and refresh the page. You may review the full agreement text here.

Step 3: Update your contact information, and complete the 6-question District Captain survey that follows, then click on Submit Application. You may preview the survey questions here.

We will be in contact with you shortly.

Important:
Your application is not complete until you finish the 6-question survey.

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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