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Convention of States Minnesota

Who we are

Convention of States Minnesota is a non-partisan effort dedicated to building an engaged, active army of citizens who understand that the most effective and accountable government resides at the local level.

We are volunteers working with the Convention of States movement (COS) to pass our COS Resolution in Minnesota, which is a constitutional means for states to regain their rightful power from our overreaching federal government.

A succinct 2-minute overview of COS:

A more in-depth explanation:

No doubt about it: Minnesotans want limits on the federal government

In a March, 2018 survey, Minnesotans—regardless of political affiliation—overwhelmingly responded favorably to reining in Washington, D.C.

  • 71% want to limit federal spending
  • 84% want term limits on members of congress and/or federal judges


Frustration with Washington has led to a huge growth of COS backers in Minnesota 

Since spring of 2017, COS Minnesota has seen an 85% surge of support. This support and the hard work of dedicated COS MN team members culminated in our resolution making it to committee in the House and Senate this year, and helped fuel the largest-ever COS state rally that was held in March at the Minnesota State Capitol.

The rally featured speeches by a fired-up Pete Hegseth of Fox News and Mark Meckler, President and Co-founder of Convention of States.  

Watch a fantastic 3-minute overview of the rally.  

The entire rally can be viewed here.    

See photos of some of our team members at the rally, at committee hearings and in action at other events. 

Building upon our 2018 successes, our task-at-hand is to move the resolution beyond committee and get it passed in 2019

To accomplish this goal, we need you to become actively involved to help grow our base and spread our message—reining in D.C. in favor of local control—to Minnesotans and legislators. 

Signing our petition ensures you are counted as a constituent who wants the Minnesota legislature to act and pass the Convention of States resolution.

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Get involved. Don't hesitate…whatever your talent is, we need it. Check out the many ways you can help:

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For questions about COS MN contact State Director, Jackie Burns. 

If you're looking for a viable, constitutional way to place limits on federal overreach, you've found it with Convention of States. We look forward to working with you! 

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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
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