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Convention of States Roundup: Here's what's been happening around the country

Published in Blog on February 03, 2020 by Convention Of States

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Big things are happening in states around the country! As the legislative season gets under full swing, we wanted to give you the latest updates:

  • The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations passed our resolution by a vote of 5-2! This is a milestone for us in Wisconsin, as it is our first-ever committee victory there!
  • Our resolution has been filed or carried over and is now active in 15 states (Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (for sunset removal) Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin).
  • State legislatures convened in Alaska and New Mexico. 
  • Mark Meckler traveled to West Virginia for Surge Day. About 30 WV supporters attended, and Mark had positive meetings with a number of legislators, including leadership.
  • Mark Meckler traveled to Kentucky for Surge Day. This was Kentucky’s best-attended Surge ever, and Mark had positive meetings with a number of legislators.
  • Mark Meckler traveled to Idaho to meet with our state leaders and a number of legislators. Our team was well-received by all. Mark also had the opportunity to do a one-hour radio program with a host who is opposed to COS. He loved every minute of it!
  • COSA General Counsel Robert Kelly traveled to Colorado to participate in the team’s Surge Day and to provide a legislative caucus briefing. Kelly was extremely well-received by all.
  • COSA General Counsel Robert Kelly and National Grassroots Director Ginny Rapini traveled to Sacramento, California this week to participate in the team’s Surge Day.
  • Our Virginia team rallied at the capitol earlier in solidarity with the thousands of citizens there to take a stand against recent attacks by that state’s legislature on the Second Amendment.
  • The influential North Carolina organization, Civitas, published an excellent article on Sunday endorsing COS.

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of Article V Convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here:

I ask that you support the Convention of States Project and consider becoming a co-sponsor of the resolution. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have: or (540) 441-7227.

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