The Wyoming Senate passed the Convention of States Resolution in a 17-13 on Monday morning. This is the first chamber to pass the resolution in 2023.
COSA President Mark Meckler appeared before the Wyoming Senate Committee on Corporations, Elections, & Political Subdivisions twice last week to explain why the Article V approach to the overreaching federal government is so necessary. The Committee recommended passage of the resolution in a 3-2 vote, passing it along to the Senate floor.
That same evening, the full Wyoming Senate voted to pass SJ 11 on first reading by a vote of 18-12. The resolution passed on second reading by a voice vote. The final reading and vote on Monday secured the Senate's decision.
The resolution will now make its way to the House before Wyoming becomes the 20th state to officially call for a Convention of States.
"We've heard a lot of arguments, but voting yes on this, it's a vote for our children, and their children and their future," Sen. Evie Brennan said minutes before the final vote.
A strong Convention of States advocate, Brennan was elected to the Wyoming Senate this past November after former Senator and COSA Senior Advisor Rick Santorum inspired her to run for office.
Many other state legislatures are actively considering the COS Resolution as well, including New Hampshire and Virginia.
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