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Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!


Visiting the Capitol is a Great Experience

When the Missouri Legislature is in session volunteers on the Convention of States Missouri team try to have someone at the Capitol on Wednesdays, and when possible, on Tuesdays also. If you are interested in visiting the Capitol and would like help from an 'old hand,' please complete the sign-up information below and we will make every effort to have some available to help you.

We ask that you always treat our representatives and their staff respectfully since they are working in very difficult circumstances. If you want to meet with your legislators while you are visiting, it is suggested that you call ahead and, when possible, make an appointment. Because of the dynamic nature of legislatures it is possible that a legislator may need to cancel an appointment on short notice. We suggest that you still take the time to meet with their staff; they are the gatekeepers and they will relay any messages you have to your representative.

What's happening during the session related to the Convention of States?

Earlier in 2021 the Convention of States Missouri was able to get the sunset clause removed from our resolution to call a convention of the states. The next step will be to work towards passing a bill which will define who will choose the commissioners to any Article V Convention, their qualifications, and how they will receive their instructions. We will need the involvement of the grassroots (you) to help get this accomplished in 2023.

The House Bill is available HERE and the Senate Bill is available HERE.

We hope you join us as we work towards our goal of calling a convention and our mission to educate our fellow Americans, including legislators, about Article V. The Founders gave us a means to correct the abuses in Washington, D.C. Let's use it!

What is the Strike Force? They are a group of supporters who are able to come to the Capitol on short notice for committee hearings or votes. Can you help? HERE are the details.

Links you may find useful:

Missouri House of Representatives

Missouri Senate

COS Guidelines for Interacting with Legislators

Missouri Capitol Building Maps and Rules

Missouri Capitol Area Map

Jefferson City Parking and Transportation (Microsoft Word - Click on the Enable button to print or download)

Another Way to Communicate: Share your opinions with others by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Legislators follow these sources very closely and you can help influence others who know little or nothing about the Convention of States. If your letter to the editor is published, please let the Convention of States Missouri Team know so we can publish it on our website. Contact:

Another Way to Participate: The Convention of States Missouri Team is also planning a Home Surge for those who are unable to travel to the Capitol. You can do both, of course.

Contact Your Legislators in Jefferson City

Thank you for supporting this very important project in our nation’s history. Keep in mind that you can and should contact your legislators whenever you have suggestions or praise. With a few exceptions these individuals work long hours and make great sacrifices to serve the State of Missouri.

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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