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Week in review: Impressive legislative advancements for COS movement

Published in Blog on February 24, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

Wyoming could be just days away from becoming the 20th state to call for an Article V convention. 

The Wyoming Senate passed the resolution just a few weeks ago and the Wyoming House Committee on Revenue passed the resolution in a 5-4 vote on Thursday. The resolution will now be considered by the full Wyoming House. 

“This was a great victory today,” said COS Vice President of Legislative Affairs Rita Peters. “We’re headed for the floor and we’re going to keep making those contacts and telling these legislators why we want them to do their duty and use Article V.”

A vote is expected to take place this Monday. If the majority vote for the resolution, Wyoming will become state number 20 to join the COS movement.

SEE ALSO: Wyoming Senate calls for a Convention of States in a 17-13 vote

“Now is not the time to rest,” said COS President Mark Meckler. “It’s going to be fast, it’s going to be furious, and we’re not across the finish line. I make no guarantees here. This is going to go all the way down to the wire and we’re just going to put everything we’ve got into it.”

This week has brought substantial progress in Iowa as well. Subcommittees in both the Iowa House and Senate passed the Convention of States Resolution onto full committees this week. On Friday, a House Committee advanced the resolution to the House floor. It now moves to the full Iowa House of Representatives for a vote.

Adding to this week's tremendous developments, a Kansas House committee passed our resolution in a 13-10 vote, moving it on to the full Kansas House.

With each step forward, we become closer to holding the federal government accountable for its failure to work for the American people.

The COS grassroots have shown incredible strength and dedication this week, including teams on the ground in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. Congratulations to the state teams for all the progress made this week.

SEE ALSO: New Hampshire legislator: We can be the 20th state to tell Congress they 'suck'

Which state will be number 20? Only time will tell! Stayed tuned for more updates. 

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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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