PURCELLVILLE, Va., and AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2014 -- Today the Convention of States Project announces the endorsement of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
"Gov. Jindal knows first-hand about how Washington, D.C. strips away state's rights in its insatiable thirst to control everything from education to healthcare to the environment," said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the COS Project, which is dedicated to reducing the power of the federal government through the use of Article V of the Constitution. "Gov. Jindal has been a tireless champion of Tenth Amendment rights, which resonates with the Convention of States volunteers and supporters. In fact, it resonates with all Americans looking for common sense from its leaders and real solutions that get government out of our daily lives."
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says, "The federal government has clearly grown far beyond the size and scope that the Founders ever envisioned. Over-spending, excessive regulatory overreach, and disdain for individual liberty all run rampant in Washington D.C. Luckily, the Founders gave us a mechanism to reform a runaway federal government in Article V of the Constitution. We can -- and we must -- scale back the monstrosity that our federal government has become. For this reason, I support the Convention of States project efforts to call an Article V convention to propose amendments to restrain the size of the federal government."
The Convention of States Project currently has organized leadership in 43 states around the country, including thousands of volunteers committed to stopping the federal government's abuse of power. Three Article V applications have already been passed in Alaska, Florida and Georgia.
Contact: Tamara Colbert
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