The Minnesota legislative session started Tuesday, February 20, and despite the frigid temperatures and ice-covered sidewalks, hearty COS Minnesota supporters will be out in force every week in St. Paul, urging legislators to support Convention of States.
Our COS resolution, HF 2690, currently resides in the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee, which meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to decide which of the resolutions on their docket will move on to the House.
Dedicated Supporters to Advocate for COS Each Week at the Capitol
A fantastic group of about 10 COS supporters will be attending the meetings to answer questions about the resolution and call upon the committee to advance it on to the full House for a vote.
"It’s a numbers game," says Jackie Burns, State Director for COS Minnesota. "If we want to capture the attention of those legislators that need educating on Article V and our COS resolution, we need people at the capitol. It's important that committee members see active COS supporters at the capitol."
The success of this citizen-driven organization requires sacrifice on the part of supporters.
"Change and action is not up to whether you want to," Burns continued. "It relies on whether you will."
Support for COS in Minnesota has grown substantially over the last year, from around 2,000 supporters to more than 12,000. Nationwide, the numbers top three million and continue to grow.