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The legislative week ahead

Published in Blog on April 22, 2024 by Matt May

Committee hearings about the Article V resolution in Colorado and security in banking as related to freedom of expression in Louisiana get this legislative week out of the blocks rapidly. 

Today, April 22, in Colorado, the House Committee on State, Civic, Military & Veterans Affairs is scheduled to hear public testimony regarding the COS resolution -- HJR 24-1024 -- at 1:30 p.m. MT. The prime sponsor of the resolution is House minority leader Rose Pugliese

The hearing can be viewed by clicking below:

As detailed here, the Colorado grassroots will reassemble at the capitol building in Denver at 11:00 a.m. MT on April 25 for its 2024 rally.

Colorado boasts over 54,000 COS petition signers, and the team will continue to generate momentum quickly on the heels of the committee hearing. As regional director Regional Director Deanna Becket said, "Denver will hear the passion in the voices of our grassroots activists both in the hearing room and on the capitol steps.”

Also on April 22, the House Commerce Committee in Louisiana is scheduled to hold a hearing regarding HB 914

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Beryl A. Amedée, prohibits financial institutions from denying or canceling banking and financial services or discriminating against an individual on the basis of several factors including an individual's political beliefs, religious affiliation and beliefs, and ratings or tabulations that factor in a social credit score. Should financial institutions engage in such practices, they would be subject to sanctions and penalties. 

HB 914 also requires financial institutions to attest to compliance with the legislation on an annual basis on penalty of applicable sanctions. Convention of States Action (COSA) is supporting HB 914 in conjunction with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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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 to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

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