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Meckler, Green highlight tour of the West

Published in Blog on April 22, 2024 by Matt May

The West has long held a cherished place in the literary and cultural imagination of Americans. It is a region of brave exploration and fierce independence, reimagining and renewal -- a topographical wonderland that is a physical manifestation of opportunity and possibility even in the face of daunting challenge. 

In that spirit, Convention of States Action (COSA) co-founder and president Mark Meckler is saddling up with "America's Constitution Coach" Rick Green of Patriot Academy next month to spread the word about how the Wild West can tame the reckless federal government, reclaim self-governance, and rescue the republic.

Mark and Rick will engage interactively with audiences in Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota on their "Courage vs. Status Quo: How the Wild West Can Save America" tour, a series of free interactive events that will examine the constitutional framework of the United States and the West's role in contemporary politics -- particularly how real political change can be advanced by grassroots activists building relationships with state legislators. 

Mark and Rick will also be fully prepared to answer potentially hostile questions from skeptics and opponents of Article V convention.

"This is the most important multi-state tour of the year for me,' Meckler said. "The grassroots and the legislatures in these states are critical to moving COS forward in 2025. Also, these events will be great fun. There’s nothing I like more than working with Rick Green, America’s Constitution Coach. If you join us, I guarantee you’ll learn a little and have a great time.”

The conversation about first principles, the Constitution, and an Article V convention begins in The Equality State on May 6 when Mark and Rick will appear at the Gillette Public Library in Gillette, Wyoming at 6:30 p.m.

From there they will travel to Miles City, Montana, to hold court on May 7 at Miles City Community College, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

When Mark and Rick hit South Dakota the next day, they will welcome Tim Barton, president of WallBuilders, who will join them at The Lodge at Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. 

Register here to attend -- at no cost -- any of these exciting tour events and join the growing grassroots effort to demonstrate that the West can play a major role in returning this republic to its founding principles of independence and self-governance. 

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