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Contact Your Legislators in Jefferson City

As Missouri approaches its bincentary anniversary in 2021, our legislators are hard at work in Jefferson City handling the many issues before the the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly.

We hope you will take the time to contact your legislators and thank them for the work they are doing on behalf of the State of Missouri and also let them know how you feel about pending legislation. Listed below are resources to help you in locating and contacting your representatives.

You choose how you would like to contact your legislators. Both the House and Senate websites have address lookup features which will direct you to your legislators. If you have set up your profile on the Convention of States website, your House and Senate Districts will be listed at the bottom of your Profile Page.

Most legislators have a regular email newsletter sent to their constituents and we encourage you to sign up. If you have the opportunity to meet with them in your district, please thank them for their service.

Missouri House of Representatives

Missouri Senate

Planning on calling? Your call will most likely be answered by one of the legislator’s staff. Your message will be relayed to your Representative.

Sending an email? Be sure to include your full name and address so that your legislator will know that you are a constituent.

Sending a letter? When addressing a legislator standard practice is to call them ‘The Honorable’ in the address section of the letter as well as on the envelope. 'Dear Senator' or 'Dear Representative' are used in the salutation.

Sending a Thank-you card? No need to include the mailing address on the card.

Holding a letter-writing gathering? Great! You should mail all of the letters to a legislator individually or in one large envelope. The Post Office delivers to each office at the Capitol rather than to a mail room.

If some people who are invited to your party are not Convention of States supporters, this will be a great opportunity to reach, teach and activate, and they can help by thanking our legislators for their service.

If you are not comfortable with inviting people to your home, lots of libraries have study rooms. If all else fails, a fast-food place with good coffee will draw a crowd.


Contact Suggestions and Sample Letters

If you are a District Captain and you need help sending an email blast to the supporters in your district, the State Communications Team is here to help. Contact: joan.mcdermott@cosaction.com

Another Way to Communicate: Share your opinions with others by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Legislators follow these sources very closely and you can help influence others who know little or nothing about the Convention of States. If your letter to the editor is published, please let the Convention of States Missouri Team know so we can publish it on our website. Contact: joan.mcdermott@cosaction.com

Another Way to Participate: Plan to join us at the Capitol next February for our Capitol Surge event. Dates and times will be published early in 2020.

Missouri Capitol Surge

Thank you for supporting this very important project in our nation’s history. Keep in mind that you can and should contact your legislators whenever you have suggestions or praise. With a few exceptions these individuals work long hours and make great sacrifices to serve the State of Missouri.

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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