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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.
In February of 2021, Mark also agreed to serve 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’s 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.
RECENT ARTICLES BY MARK MECKLER
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