Thank you Maryland!
Our 50K Race to Liberty begins and ends in Annapolis. Our Convention of States Maryland journey began with 1 signature in September 2014. We launched our Race to Liberty with 25,000 signatures in July 2021. Our goal is to reach 50,000 signatures by December 31st. We are taking our Race across the State of Maryland, gathering signatures, and recognizing our state history along the way. Since July we've added 1,500 signatures, but there is more work to do--lots more.
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capital. Today, the Maryland General Assembly consists of 141 State House Members and 47 State Senators.
All 188 elected representatives need to hear from you!
Did you know that Annapolis was originally named Providence when founded in 1649? Apropos given the future principles of our Founding Fathers’ commitment to divine providence as evinced in the closing sentence of The Declaration of Independence:
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Maryland - and Annapolis in particular - played a prominent role in our nation’s founding and the American Revolution. Check out these fun facts:
- 1695 – Annapolis becomes the capital of Maryland
- 1776 – Four Maryland Patriots sign the Declaration of Independence: Carroll, Chase, Paca & Stone
- 1783-84 - The Continental Congress met in the Old Senate Chamber from November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784
- 1784 – George Washington resigned his commission in the State House
- 1784 – Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris in the State House, officially recognizing the United States as an independent and sovereign nation.
- 1786 – Annapolis Convention called for meeting to discuss new form of government
- 1788 – Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the U. S. Constitution
- 1791 – Maryland donates land for the new capital, Washington D.C.
How about that last tidbit? Just think, it’s possible that the Swamp wouldn’t exist had the Free State not donated land to create our nation’s capital!
Citizens concerned for the future of their country--under a federal government that's increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless, and invasive--have a constitutional option. We can call a Convention of States to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs.
Will you also “pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” for the cause of Liberty? Be 1 of 50,000 Marylanders to join our Race to Liberty by signing the petition at Convention of States Action today and pass this along to your friends and family.
And if you're in the neighborhood, visit us at the Anne Arundel County Fair September 15-19.