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Yvette Herrell Endorses Convention of States


Yvette Herrell Endorses Convention of States

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2024 – Convention of States Action is pleased to announce former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell has formally endorsed the Convention of States organization. This endorsement reaffirms the powerful support behind the Article V solution as a means to effectively address the overreaching federal government.

Herrell, a Republican, previously served New Mexico’s 51st district in the state legislature from 2011 to 2019 and then the 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2021 to 2023. She brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the table. 

In her official Convention of States endorsement, Herrell stated: “The federal government has grown far beyond its original design: spending too much, regulating too much, and taking more and more power away from the states. I fully support the Convention of States and an Article V Convention - focused on imposing fiscal restraint, reducing federal control, and enacting term limits as the best path forward to limit the federal government and return power back to the American people.”

Herrell’s endorsement not only strengthens the Convention of States' cause but also propels it forward with renewed momentum as grassroots supporters of COS continue to educate and engage citizens across the nation.


Convention of States Action is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to reestablishing a culture of self-governance in America and limiting federal overreach. We boast a grassroots network comprising more than 5 million dedicated supporters and volunteers in every legislative district across the nation. Currently, 19 out of the constitutionally mandated 34 states have successfully passed the Convention of States Resolution. For further information on Convention of States visit

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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
Convention of states action

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