The federal government has never been less accountable to the states that created it or the people it's supposed to serve.
The states are little more than regional offices for federal agencies. The federal government controls state policy by tying federal dollars to specific programs and mandating states fall in line. In many states, the peoples' representatives in the state legislature controls less than half of the entire state budget. The rest gets appropriated by bureaucrats in D.C.
And what about We the People? Does Congress listen to the thoughts and feelings of its constituents? Do you feel represented by your "representatives" in our nation's capital?
Here's a good test of the peoples' power to hold their officials accountable: can you get a sit-down meeting with your national representatives? Can you send them a message or a letter and have a hope that they'll actually read it?
For most Americans, the answer is no. They don't have any influence over their elected officials, and they feel powerless to do anything about it.
That is, they felt powerless -- until now.
An Article V Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments.
These amendments can provide the wakeup call Congress so desperately needs. More importantly, they can restore the balance of power between the states and D.C., and put state legislatures back in the driver's seat of domestic policy. That way, every American will have the chance to influence the government that will affect their daily lives and be truly represented by their elected officials.
To join the movement, sign the petition below!