If you've ever tried to get a sit-down meeting with your representative in the U.S. Congress, you know it's all but impossible. Unless you represent a large lobby or are a big donor, most federal officials won't give you the time of day. This makes it incredibly difficult to hold them accountable, and it means they're less likely to listen to the voices of their constituents.
State representatives, on the other hand, are must easier to meet in person. Many of them will take the time to sit down with concerned citizens, listen to their thoughts, and take their arguments into consideration.
That's why Joanne Laufenberg, the state director for Convention of States Wisconsin, believes it's so important to call an Article V Convention of States: if we can give more power to the states, We the People will have a greater voice in government.
"This is the epitome of why we want a Convention of States. I can come and talk to you guys," she told a legislative committee recently. "I've met with you, I've met with you, and you. I met with you in your real estate office. This is why it's important."
We won't right our country's ship, Joanne explained, until we can empower the people. One of the best ways to do that is via a Convention of States, which has the power to propose constitutional amendments that take power from the federal government and return it to the states.
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