West Virginia Rep. Dianna Graves was a self-described "tough well" when it came to supporting the Convention of States Resolution.
Rep. Graves cares deeply about her country and her constituents, and she didn't want to support anything that could harm either.
But over the years, the arguments in favor of a Convention of States became so powerful that should could no longer withhold her support.
"The more I looked into the way [this resolution] is crafted, the more I comfortable I became. It's well thought out, based on logic. It is so carefully crafted that the scope is limited, which is one of my concerns. I do feel that we are protected."
Rep. Graves isn't alone. Every day, we hear from Convention of States supporters and volunteers who withheld their support because they had listened to fearmongering and misinformation. But once they began to do their own research, they realized that the Article V process is safe, legal, and most importantly, effective.
A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states. At this Convention, the states can propose constitutional amendments that limit the power of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and mandate term limits for federal officials. These amendments can get our country back on track by restoring the balance of power between the states and Washington, and putting We the People back in control of our country's future.
And the process is safe, as Rep. Graves explains. All amendments proposed by a Convention must be ratified by at least 38 states before they become part of the Constitution. This high bar ensures that only the best, most popular amendments will become part of our founding document and that We the People will retain control of the process.
To join Rep. Graves and five million other supporters and volunteers, sign the Convention of States petition below! Your petition may be what convinces another state legislator to change their "no" vote to a "YES."