Calling and convening the first-ever Article V Convention of States is only one of the goals of the Convention of States movement. Ultimately, we seek to build the largest ever grassroots army to fight for liberty-minded policies in all 50 states--even after we call a Convention of States.
Towards that end, the Convention of States teams operating in states that have already passed the Convention of States Resolution actively work in their legislatures to help pass other patriotic initiatives that promote self-governance. One of those initiatives was HB 2030 in Oklahoma.
As other states and boards of education work to impose curriculums that denigrate our country's heritage, the Oklahoma legislature sought to ensure that all students have a solid foundation in our country's history and heritage. HB 2030 requires high school students in the state to pass the naturalization exam in order to graduate from high school. At a minimum, our students should have just as much knowledge about our country as new Americans.
The legislature had tried to pass this bill for about four years, but it didn't go anywhere. This year, however, Convention of States patriots got involved, and they sent over 860 messages to their state representatives in support of the bill. Thanks in large part to their efforts, the bill passed with flying colors in the House and Senate.
Then, last week, the Convention of States Oklahoma State Director, John Guinn, got this note thanking COS patriots for their work and inviting him to the bill signing ceremony:
The Governor will be holding a Ceremonial Signing for HB 2030 on August 4 at 9 AM or shortly thereafter. Because you were instrumental in the successful passage of this legislation into law, it would be an honor for you to participate in the signing.
We will assemble in my office at the Capitol, Room #406, at 9 AM on Wednesday, August 4 and proceed to the Blue Room as a group once our bill is ready to be presented to the Governor for his signature.
I appreciate all you did to help transform this bill from an idea into law. Please join me as we celebrate.
All the best,
Terry S. O'Donnell, District 23
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives
That's the power of the grassroots in action! At the state level, everyday Americans can have a real impact on the laws and policies under which they live, and the Oklahoma team proved that We the People still have the power to change the course of our nation.
Our most powerful tool lies in Article V of the Constitution. Article V allows the people, acting through their states, to call a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments that limit federal power and return that power to the stats and the people.
With power removed from Washington and residing in the 50 states, everyday Americans have a real voice in government, and they'll be empowered to govern themselves however they see fit. Oklahoma proved the power of the grassroots this legislative session--if we want to save our country, we must come together and make our voices heard.
Sign the Convention of States Petition below to join the movement!