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President, Convention of States

Mark Meckler is a constitutional activist who co-founded several grassroots organizations including Convention of States Action, Citizens for Self-Governance, and Tea Party Patriots. As a prominent grassroots activist, he appears regularly on a wide variety of television outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and Bloomberg and regularly writes for a variety of publications like USA Today, The Hill, The Daily Caller, and TownHall.

After many years in California, he, his wife Patty, and their two Great Danes now enjoy life in Texas. They have two adult children.


The Convention of States organization boasts a grassroots network of over 5 million citizens and an organized team of volunteer leaders in every state. Its mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach through 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. 

Its 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.



Mick Mulvaney’s Guide to Exploiting the Trump Swamp
By Mark Meckler - The New York Times, Apr 27, 2018

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump loved to rev up his red-hat-wearing crowds with the refrain “Drain the swamp.” Those people knew that Washington is a marshy swamp filled with... Read More

Yes, Trump can pardon himself -- and the left's endless quest for magic bullets to stop him won't work
By Mark Meckler - Fox News, June 5, 2018

In the zeal to prosecute President Donald Trump, the special counsel may not encroach upon the Constitution. Recently, a confidential letter Trump’s legal team sent to Special Counsel Robert Mueller... Read More

The Department of Education is scaring parents with wildly exaggerated school shooting stats
By Mark Meckler - Washington Examiner, Sept. 4, 2018

It’s easy to get spooked when you see news of school shootings on television and social media. It often seems like these incidents are on the rise. But how prevalent are they really?... Read More





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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
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