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President, Convention of States
Mark Meckler is the President of Convention of States Foundation & Convention of States Action (COSA). COSA has over 5 million supporters and activists, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Mark appears regularly on television, radio and online discussing the conservative grassroots perspective on political issues.
Before COSA, Mark was the Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. He left the organization in 2012 to implement this constitutional solution to take power from DC and return it to the sovereign citizens of the states. Mark has a B.A. from SDSU and a law degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He practiced law for two decades.
From February 2021 to May 2021 Mark served as the Interim CEO at Parler to help bring the free speech social media company back online and equip it for a strong future. Meckler said, “It was an honor to serve in this capacity in the fight for free speech in America.”
Mark and Patty have been married more than 27 years, with one son who just completed his service with the Marine Corps and is now a second year law student, and a daughter who recently graduated from Hillsdale College, and works in education policy reform. They now spend their free time with their Great Dane at their Texas homestead.
ABOUT CONVENTION OF STATES
The Convention of States organization boasts a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Its mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. COSA’s primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.
Prominent endorsers include Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Senator Rand Paul, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sean Hannity, Senator Ben Sasse, Dr. James Dobson, Pete Hegseth, and Gov. Mike Huckabee.
71% of Democrats, 92% of Republicans, and 79% of Independents Concerned about China’s Influence Over U.S. Government, Media, and Culture Read More
87% of Republicans, 67% of Independents, and 59% of Democrats Say Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Should be a Personal Choice Read More
28% Overall Say Taking Kids out of Public Schools Most Effective Way to Oppose Critical Race Theory; 24% Support Taking Control of Local School Boards Read More
82% of American Say Pride or Patriotism Best Describes How They Feel About the American Flag Read More
“Our last poll found that most Americans don’t believe Joe Biden is actually running the country, and today we’re learning voters think Kamala Harris’ tenure as Vice President has been... Read More
57% of Americans Believe Joe Biden Not Fully Executing the Duties of the Office of the President, and that Others Are Actually in Charge—84% of Republicans, 58% of Independents, and 32% of Democrats Agree Read More
80% of Americans Say Leaders in Washington Either Do Not Consider or Only Somewhat Consider the Will of the People When Making Policy Decisions Read More
33% of Americans say Biden Halted Border Wall and Eased Border Security Measures to Reject Trump’s Policy Read More
54.8% of Americans say less likely to support HR1 due to unpopular provisions that end state voter ID laws and include public funding of political campaigns Read More
Nearly 40% of Americans say Biden Responsible for Rising Inflation, 25% say Congress Read More
54% of all Americans say COVID-19 originated in Wuhan lab, 29% are still not sure, only 17% say naturally occurring Read More
35.9% of American voters say pipelines are a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure and must be expanded and protected. Read More
64% Say Parents Must Decide Whether Vaccination Should be Required for Children to Attend School Read More
66% of GOP, 41% of IND, and 20% of DEM Say Confidence in Dr. Fauci has Decreased Read More
Bipartisan support for Israel has been a hallmark of American politics for decades. Mainstream America continues to strongly support Israel, but these numbers reveal a shocking new trend among Democrats. Read More
Only 26.4% of Voters Looking to the CDC/Federal Government for COVID-19 Direction According to New National Poll from Convention of States Action and The Trafalgar Group Read More
National Poll from Convention of States Action and The Trafalgar Group Offers Insights on Biden Approval, Trump 2024 Prospects, and GOP Preferences if Trump Doesn’t Run—Pro Trump Republicans Prefer DeSantis, Cruz While Anti-Trumpers Like Romney, Haley Read More
RECENT ARTICLES BY MARK MECKLER
Polls: Majority of Americans Aren't Buying What Feds Sell
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, July 6, 2021
Americans are still Americans, and they aren’t buying what Biden and the Left are selling. That’s the conclusion we can draw from a series of eye-opening polls recently released by...Read More
The Fauci Wuhan Lab Scandal That Could Make Watergate Look Like a Blip, Bring Local Control
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, June 1, 2021
According to a recent poll from Convention of States Action and Trafalgar group, a significant percentage of voters in every political party say their confidence has dropped in...Read More
Poll: The American People Are Rejecting the Washington Establishment
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, May 19, 2021
When we launched the Tea Party movement in 2009, it was with the optimistic belief that we’d be able to root out the fake conservatives in the establishment wing of the...Read More
Bernie Sanders' Fantastic First 100 Days with President Biden in Office
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, Apr 27, 2021
Liberty-loving Americans will roll their eyes, and Republicans will blast the president on cable news. But one member of the audience will be watching happily, content in the knowledge that his first 100 days in...Read More
To Save Election Integrity, States Should Follow Texas' Lead
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, Mar 23, 2021
The right to vote, and the belief that your vote counts, is the bedrock of a free society. But if people do not believe an election will be conducted fairly, that their vote and their neighbor's vote will not carry the same weight, then people will not participate. Read More
HR-1: The Death of Democracy Act
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, Mar 10, 2021
The 2020 election was a disaster by almost any standard. Whether you supported Donald Trump or Joe Biden, the uncertainty and confusion following the presidential race threatened the stability of our system of government. Now, with the passage of H.R. 1, Democrats in... Read More
To Drain the Swamp, Stop Playing By Its Rules
By Mark Meckler - Newsmax, Mar 3, 2021
It’s time to acknowledge that draining The Swamp, or reforming the federal government, is a fool’s errand if we rely on national politicians. Read More