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West Virginia is #18! Both House and Senate pass Convention of States Resolution in a single day

Published in Blog on March 03, 2022 by Article V Patriot


That's the only word that can describe what happened today in West Virginia.

Earlier this morning, the state House passed the Convention of States Resolution on an overwhelming -- and bipartisan! -- 77-19-4 vote. Then, less than one hour later, the state Senate passed the Resolution on a voice vote, making West Virginia the 18th state in history to pass the Convention of States Resolution!

“Today we made history," said West Virginia Delegate Del. Chris Pritt. "The West Virginia House of Delegates sent a clear message that an ever-expanding federal government is unacceptable. We’re not going to tolerate runaway debt, a federal bureaucracy with few limits on its authority, and lifetime politicians who only serve the special interests. We must work to restore a government consistent with the intent of our founders. Everyone who voted in support of the resolution is a patriot. Those of us who voted in support of the resolution were happy to do our small part in restoring the Constitution and advancing individual rights.”

Del. Riley Keaton, our lead sponsor, agreed with his colleague.

“I’m very pleased to lead sponsor the Convention of States resolution in West Virginia and see it finally pass," he said. "West Virginians know that the hour is late for our republic if the people don’t reassert their God-Given right to self-governance. The Convention of States will do exactly that.”

Our legislative sponsors were amazing, and we couldn't have secured this victory without their support. But most of the credit, as always, goes to our amazing team of volunteers in West Virginia.

Those patriots have worked tirelessly over the last several years to pass the Convention of States Resolution. They faced setbacks, especially in the house, but they never gave up. 

"I’m so proud of the grassroots, and the members of the West Virginia House and Senate, who today made history by making their state the 18th to pass the Convention of States resolution," said Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler. "Today, the Mountaineers stepped up and sent a strong message to Washington, D.C., that the people are coming and we’re going to take our power back.

Their relentless commitment to liberty should inspire the entire country. These patriots understand that only a Convention of States can stop the runaway train in Washington, and their hard work and determination put our country one step closer to liberty.

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