The Convention of States movement is taking the country by storm, and there's no sign of slowing down.
We've secured endorsements and support from dozens of national leaders, thinkers, and legal scholars over the years, but just in the last few weeks, several high-profile figures have advocated the use of Article V to propose constitutional amendments.
Here's a quick snapshot:
- Back in October, Justice Amy Coney-Barrett slammed judicial activism and upheld Article V as the only way to amend the Constitution: "...the law stays the same until it is lawfully changed. And if we’re talking about a law that has been enacted by the people’s representatives or gone through the process of Constitutional Amendment or Constitutional ratification, it must go through the lawfully prescribed process before it’s changed,” she said. “So, Article V in the context of the Constitution."
- Later that month, former Senator Orrin Hatch called for a Convention of States to avoid the Democrats' threat of court packing: "Article V of the Constitution provides states with an avenue to amend the Constitution independent of Congress. If progressives move to pack the Court, we should invoke this power to pass a constitutional amendment that would fix the number of Supreme Court justices at nine," he said.
- Over the weekend, journalist Graham Ledger said that an Article V Convention of States is needed "now more than ever": "Now more than ever... we need to activate article 5 of the United States Constitution. We need a never been triggered before convention of the states to fix this attack on our founding document," he wrote on Parler.
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The Convention of States Project is the only nationwide grassroots movement dedicated to calling a Convention of States to limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution allows such a convention to propose constitutional amendments that can limit federal power, reduce the deficit and debt, and get career politicians out of D.C.
We have active state teams in all 50 states, and our teams are growing by the day. To join like-minded patriots in your state, sign the petition below!