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THE OPPOSITION

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In mid-April, on Good Friday, the George Soros-funded left-wing policy group Common Cause declared war on COS, announcing the formation of the largest radical left alliance in US history. 

Almost every radical, liberal, progressive, Marxist group in America signed onto a coalition to oppose the use of Article V and the Convention of States as provided in our Constitution. In doing so, they accomplished something that even Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders couldn't: they unified the radical left with one voice.

What you see below is taken directly from the press release issued on
Good Friday, April 14, 2017 by Common Cause:

The undersigned organizations strongly urge state legislatures to oppose efforts to pass a resolution to call for a constitutional convention. We also strongly urge state legislatures to rescind any application for an Article V constitutional convention in order to protect all Americans’ constitutional rights and privileges from being put at risk and up for grabs.

National organizations:

African American Health Alliance

African American Ministers In Action

AFSCME Retirees

Alliance for Justice

American Federation of Labor and Congress of

Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Brennan Center for Justice Campaign Legal Center Center for American Progress

Center for Community Change

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) Center for Media and Democracy

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Center for Popular Democracy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Children's Defense Fund

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in

Washington (CREW) Coalition on Human Needs

Common Cause

Communications Workers of America (CWA) Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

Daily Kos

Democracy 21

Democracy For America

Dream Defenders

Earth Justice

Eclecablog

Economic Policy Institute

EMILY’s List

Every Voice

Fair Elections Legal Network

Faith in Public Life

Family Values at Work

Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) Franciscan Action Network

Greenpeace USA

International Association of Fire Fighters

Jobs With Justice

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

League of Women Voters of the United States

Main Street Alliance

Mi Familia Vota

NAACP

National Asian Pacific American Families Against

Substance Abuse

National Association of Social Workers

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

(NCAPA)

National Council of Jewish Women National Council of La Raza Action Fund National Disability Institute

National Disability Rights Network

National Education Association (NEA) National Employment Law Project (NELP)

National Fair Housing Alliance 

National Korean American Service & Education

Consortium (NAKASEC)

National Partnership for Women & Families

National WIC Association

National Women's Law Center People Demanding Action People For the American Way ProgressNow

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Sierra Club

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Congregational Leadership

Social Security Works State Innovation Exchange The Arc of the United States

The Forum for Youth Investment

The Public Interest

The Voting Rights Institute

UNITE HERE

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Voice for Adoption

VoteVets Action Fund

Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund

Working America

 

State and Local Organizations

Alabama

Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama


A
laska

Alaska AFL-CIO


A
rkansas

OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology


A
rizona

AFSCME 2960

AFSCME Retirees Chapter 97

Arizona Advocacy Network

Phoenix Day

Southwest Fair Housing Council

 

California

California Common Cause

City of Chino Housing Division

Courage Campaign

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California

 

Colorado

ACLU of Colorado

America Votes Colorado Colorado AFL-CIO Colorado Common Cause Colorado Ethics Watch Colorado Fiscal Institute Colorado People’s Alliance Colorado Sierra Club Colorado WINS

New Era Colorado

League of Women Voters of Colorado

Progress Colorado

SEIU Colorado 

 

Connecticut

Common Cause Connecticut

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc

 

Delaware

Common Cause Delaware

 

Florida

Common Cause Florida

Faith in Florida

Florida Consumer Action Network

Progress Florida

 

Georgia

Common Cause Georgia

 

Hawaii

Common Cause Hawaii

 

Idaho

Better Idaho

Idaho AFL-CIO

 

Illinois

Common Cause Illinois

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

Project IRENE

 

Indiana

Common Cause Indiana

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

 

Iowa

 

Congregation of the Humility of Mary

Iowa AFL-CIO

 

Kansas

Kansas AFL-CIO

 

Kentucky

Common Cause Kentucky

Kentucky AFL-CIO

 

Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

 

Maine

Disability Rights Maine

Maine AFL-CIO

 

Maryland

ACE-AFSCME Local 2250

AFSCME Council 3

AFSCME Council 67

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore Common Cause Maryland Disability Rights Maryland

Maryland Center on Economic Policy

Public Justice Center

The Xaverian Brothers

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

 

Michigan

Common Cause Michigan

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Progress Michigan

 

Minnesota

Common Cause Minnesota

League of Women Voters of Minnesota

Minnesota AFL-CIO

Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections

 

Mississippi

Mississippi AFL-CIO

 

Missouri

Vision for Children at Risk

 

Montana

 

Nebraska

Common Cause Nebraska

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire AFL-CIO

 

New Jersey

CWA Local 1081

New Jersey Association of Mental Health and

Addiction Agencies, Inc. Monarch Housing Associates

 

New Mexico

Common Cause New Mexico

League of Women Voters of New Mexico

New Mexico Hospital Workers Union (1199NM)

 

New York

CNY Fair Housing, Inc

Common Cause New York

Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse Inc. Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

Schenectady Inner City Ministry

Solidarity Committee of the Capital District

 

Nevada

AFSCME 4041

Culinary Union

 

North Carolina

Common Cause North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina

Independent Living Resources (Durham, NC)

 

North Dakota

North Dakota AFL-CIO

 

Ohio

Cleveland Nonviolence Network

Common Cause Ohio

Equality Ohio

Ohio Voice

ProgressOhio

Toledo Fair Housing Center

Toledo Area Jobs with Justice

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma AFL-CIO 

 

Oregon

Common Cause Oregon

Disability Rights Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Common Cause Pennsylvania

Community at Holy Family Manor (Pittsburgh, PA) Just Harvest (Pittsburgh, PA)

 

Rhode Island

Common Cause Rhode Island

 

South Carolina

South Carolina AFL-CIO

 

South Dakota

South Dakota AFL-CIO

 

Tennessee

Nashville CARES

 

Texas

Clean Elections Texas

Common Cause Texas

Harlingen Community Development Corporation

 

Utah

Tabitha's Way

 

Vermont

Downstreet Housing & Community Development

P.S., A Partnership

 

Virginia

The Commonwealth Institute

Virginia AFL-CIO

Virginia Civic Engagement Table

 

Washington

Conscious Talk Radio

Washington AFL-CIO

Washington Community Action Network

Fuse Washington

 

Wisconsin

Access to Independence, Inc. (Madison, WI) AFSCME Council 32

AFSCME Retirees Chapter 32

Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Common Cause Wisconsin

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Grandparents United for Madison Public Schools

Independence First

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Madison-area Urban Ministry

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Midstate Independent Living Consultants

One Wisconsin Now

Options for Independent Living Inc.(Green Bay, WI) School Sisters of Saint Francis (Milwaukee, WI)

Survival Coalition of Disability Organization of

Wisconsin

The Arc Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP)

Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Wisconsin Voices

National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin

Chapter

Dominicans of Sinsinawa - Leadership Council

 

West Virginia

West Virginia Citizen Action Group

 

Wyoming

Wyoming AFL-CIO

 

Click here to get involved!

Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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