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Judges, senators, and journalists call for Article V Convention of States

Published in Blog on November 16, 2020 by Convention Of States

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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

To check out our full list of endorsers, click here.

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!

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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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