We've said it before, and we'll say it again: our volunteers are the best in the nation.
The Convention of States Project team in New York recently held an event at a camp outside Binghamton, NY. Despite the out-of-the-way location, hundreds of interested citizens showed up to learn more about the Convention of States movement and what they could do to help.
It all started when New York District Captain Lorraine Taylor contacted Charlie Kark, a local political leader and the owner of the camp. She spoke with him about the Article V movement and explained how a Convention of States could stop the abuses of the federal government. She was so convincing that Charlie invited her to hold an event and presentation at his camp.
They worked over the next several months to get things ready, purchasing a projector, building a screen, and spreading the word. It soon became apparent that the camp's barn would be the only building large enough to hold all the interested New Yorkers.
The event took place on September 20 at 6:30pm. It began with a dinner, followed by a Convention of States presentation from Lorraine. Afterwards, other members of the NY Convention of States team mingled with the crowd to answer questions and sign up volunteers.
All-in-all, 225 people showed up to hear Lorraine's presentation, and the New York team secured numerous additional volunteers.
The New York barn event is a great example of how our volunteers are spreading the word all across the country. One simple phone conversation sparked this fantastic event, and we're so grateful to Lorraine and all the other members of the NY team that worked so hard to make it happen.
If you want to have a similar impact, click the blue button below to become an official member of your state team!