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Veterans Coalitions Leader

We have two opportunities for you to answer the call to duty and serve your country again. You can build and lead a team of Veterans by serving as a Veterans Coalition Director or Veterans Coalition Director Team member. Both support our mission to grow the grassroots to influence legislators for passing the Convention of states resolution, securing the resolution in states where it has passed, and taking action on other legislation defending freedom and our Constitution.

Veterans are probably the most influential citizens over our state legislators. Most legislators acknowledge, appreciate, and honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for freedom, who risk all, to serve a higher purpose than themselves. Therefore, we thank you for stepping up to be a Veterans Coalitions leader for Convention of States.

After answering and submitting the survey questions at the bottom of this page, a COS leader in your state will contact you to discuss which of the two Veterans Coalition leader opportunities is right for you. Consider reviewing the Convention of States University courses before or after submitting your survey.

Veterans Coalitions Director (VCD)

As a VCD, you will recruit Veterans to be VCD Team members in your region of the state.  You will work together with your VCD Team members to help recruit, welcome, and educate other US Military Veterans about Convention of States and Article V, and be proactive in raising grassroots support from members in Veterans service organizations in your state. You will be serving as a team with men and women who took an oath to protect and defend our Constitution and our nation. An oath that never expires.

Guidance and training will be provided to you by your State Director, State VCD (SVCD), or other state leaders.  You will not perform this mission alone!

Job Description:

  • The VCD is to be able to work closely with the State Veterans Coalition Director (SVCD) in planning and executing strategy.
  • The VCD must be a team player who supports the COS mission with a focus on efforts related to Veterans
  • VCDs should have a basic understanding of the Article V project and be able to talk with other Veterans about Article V of U.S. Constitution and our mission.
  • The VCD will build a relationship with his/her state legislators.


  1. The VCD will work in partnership with the SVCD and other state leadership.
  2. Participate in the national Veterans Coalition leaders calls and state team calls.
  3. Become part of the Veterans for COS Slack Team for communicating regularly with other Veterans Coalition leaders across the nation.
  4. Learn how to use the tools provided to build a team of Veterans Coalition Team members and Veterans in your region of your state.<
  5. Recruit and train other Veterans from within your state.
  6. Reach out to Veterans service organizations in your local area or state to build a relationship with them and their members.
  7. Report all communications and results of visits to legislators to your state team.

Expected approximate commitment level: 3 +/- hours per week.

Veterans Coalitions Director (VCD) Team Member

The VCD Team member is a vital part of the state district and/or state team that works with other Veterans in the state district or the state to band together to further Convention of States goals and mission. Each VCD Team member will contact Veterans to make them feel welcome, needed, and help them be engaged in the needs of your state team’s grassroots growth.  Guidance and training will be provided to you by your State Director, VCD and/or State VCD (SVCD).  You will not perform this mission alone!  Bringing new volunteers in through your VCD Team efforts allows for a whole new dynamic – Veteran to Veteran.  The goal is to turn Veteran petition signers into volunteers like yourself who are knowledgeable, engaged Veterans who will do their part to help us to complete our mission.

Responsibilities of the VCD Team Member:

  • Work closely with region VCD and SVCD to reach out and welcome new Veteran supporters that have signed up on the COS site through various avenues. To do that you may:
    • Be sending pre-formatted emails.
    • Be making phone calls.
    • Be hosting small get-together meetings locally.
  • Be able to provide a feeling of comradery and security for a newly signed Veterans to get involved.
  • Learn how to use tools through training from your State Director and members of your local VCD team.
  • Attend periodic video/phone meetings (one hour or less) to offer ideas, obtain training, and coordinate with other VCD team members.

Expected approximate commitment level: 1+/- hour a week.


  • Must be able to learn all online tools related to the use of our COS CitizenBuilder system.
  • Must possess good phone etiquette.
  • Must have a basic understanding of the Article V Project and be able to talk with other Veterans about Article V of the U.S. Constitution and our mission.


To Apply:

Step 1: If you have a COS account, please sign in before applying. (Use the blue "Sign In" button on the top right of this page.) If you do not have a COS account, you can proceed to step 2, and one will automatically be created for you.

Step 2: Answer the questions below and click the "Submit Application" button. We will be in contact with you shortly after you've submitted your application. Please reach out to us if you do not hear back from your state team within a few days:

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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