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Michigan officially files the Convention of States Resolution!

Published in Blog on November 05, 2019 by Convention Of States

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Congratulations to our team in Michigan!

Last week, the Convention of States Resolution was officially filed in the state legislature. Senator Curt VanderWall filed the application seeking an amendment-proposing Convention of States to restore our republic.

In conformity with the resolutions filed in 48 states to date, and already passed in 15 states, the resolution sets the agenda of the meeting to consider amendments that "impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress."

Now the resolution heads to the Senate Government Operations Committee, where members will debate and decide whether to send the resolution to the full Senate.

There's a long road ahead, but we're confident the team in Michigan can get the resolution across the finish line!

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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: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

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