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Texas governor puts D.C. on notice

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

While GOP Congressmen struggle through confirmation hearings in Washington, the states are working towards a solution as big as our nation’s problems.

Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott named the Convention of States resolution as one of only four “emergency” issues in his State of the State Address. “The federal government has grown out of control,” Abbott said to a packed chamber. “It has increasingly abandoned the Constitution… and ignored its very own citizens. That is why we need a Convention of States.”

The governor received a standing ovation from Convention of States supporters. “They blew the ceiling off of the chamber,” said Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance. “I think people were pretty surprised. You could see all the Senators and Representatives turning around to look at what all the noise was.”

D.C. has been put on notice. The states are poised to call the first-ever Article V Convention of States, and there isn’t anything the feds can do to stop them. Eights states have called for a Convention thus far, and, with the support of state leadership like Gov. Abbott, more are sure to follow.



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