Focus on Petitions
As summer festivities begin again, Connecticut volunteers are setting up display tables and meeting with fellow citizens to help educate and gain support for Convention of States. Throughout the month of May, 258 petitions were signed, bringing us closer to 17,000.
“There’s an urgency to get more petitions signed this summer,” said State Director Maureen Zollo.
The next legislative session, which begins January 2023 provides the opportunity for us to get the Convention of States Resolution filed and passed by a committee before it goes to the House of Representatives for a floor vote.
Shad Day Fun Day
Several members of our team attended Shad Derby Festival in Windsor. What started as a fishing tournament to raise awareness about water pollution in the Farmington River has evolved into a weekend of over 20 activities that include a parade, bingo, and bowling as well as lobster dinners and a road race. It’s a well-attended family event and a good opportunity to mix with regular hard-working people.
“People were very enthusiastic upon hearing about Article V of the Constitution,” said Berlin District Captain Lisa Jolley. “Many said they didn't know the states can amend the Constitution without Congress. I was able to explain how Article V works and get petitions signed by police officers, members of a gun club, and a church group.”
In addition to Jolley, volunteers included: Michael Brague, Grassroots Coordinator, Richard Legg, Coalitions Director, John Seibert, Bridgeport District Captain, and Andrea Davila, Windsor District Captain.
Liberty Cookout Raises Awareness
Connecticut volunteers also attended the CT Freedom Family Cookout in Marlborough, hosted by CT Freedom Rally and Unmask Our Kids CT. Hundreds gathered at the Carter Hill Farm to enjoy music, games, farm animals, and family fun.
“The COVID mandates have awakened many people to the fact that our fundamental freedoms are under attack,” said, Grassroots Coordinator Michael Brague. “The Convention of States will help to reign in Federal government overreach and protect our individual liberties, including personal medical decisions.”
Other volunteers at this event included: Maureen Zollo State Director, Marion Pierce, Events Coordinator, and Clare Hoffer, Volunteer.
Upcoming June Events
Looking ahead, Convention of States volunteers will be attending and/or hosting the following events:
June 11th – The 44th Annual CT Military Vehicle Show and Flea Market, Lebanon Fair Grounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon.
June 14th – Convention of States Town Hall – location to be determined.
June 21st – Virtual Town Hall on Zoom. (Stay tuned for the link.)
June 26th – Meet and Greet at Dottie’s Diner, 787 Main Street, Woodbury. 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meet with COS volunteers, local representatives, and fellow citizens.
We’re In This Together
If you’re concerned about the direction our country is heading, please connect with us. Ask questions. Convention of States can help to restore order and save our republic from ruin. Bring your family and friends. We’re all in this together.
We welcome your support in whatever ways you can contribute. For more information about Convention of States Connecticut, please send an email to State Director Maureen Zollo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Convention of States:
· To learn more about Convention of States, click here.
· To sign the petition, click here.
· To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.