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Your Convention of States Leadership Team is found here Listed by State


Documents

Selected Documents that Legislators should be familiar with:

  • Proposed Convention Rules
    Proposed Convention Rules
    Professor Rob Natelson, one of the nation’s leading Article V experts, crafted an initial draft of rules for a Convention of the States along with Convention of States Project co-founder, Michael Farris
  • Article V Legislative Compendium
    Article V Legislative Compendium PDF
    The Article V Compendium for Lawyers and Legislative Drafters was written by premier Article V scholar Professor Rob Natelson. It includes over 80 pages of original material as well as important and reliable scholarly articles on the laws governing amendment conventions.
    The Wiki format has a live table of contents, end notes, links, etc.

Video


Video: Convention of States - Alabama
An excellent video explaining the Article V process

Video: Convention of States - Now is the Time!
A brief overview of why the Framers gave us the convention mode in Article V and quotes from them and past presidents that supported this constitutional provision

Leaders Among Leaders
Become a Leader today in YOUR Legislature!

Video: Rep. Scot Turner on Convention of States
Georgia State Rep. Scot Turner on why he now supports Convention of States. Georgia became the first state to pass our resolution in February 2014

Video: Convention of States: The Plan to Restore America

Video: Rep. Michelle Gray of Arkansas explains why she changed her vote to YES
Rep Michelle Gray of Arkansas explains why she changed her vote to yes during the reconsideration vote for HJR1003.

Video: Robert Menges testimony before South Carolina Senate Judiciary Meeting
Robert Menges testimony before South Carolina Senate Judiciary Meeting, answering the questions, what role does Congress play in the Article V Convention of States?

Video: Interview with Arizona Rep. Kelly Townsend
Arizona State Representative Kelly Townsend answers questions like, Why do you support Convention of States and How will the Convention of States Caucus help the movement?

Video: Interview with Florida Rep. Mike Hill
Florida State Representative Mike Hill explains why the federal government will not fix itself and how the states can do it for them.

Video: Interview with Arizona Sen. Nancy Barto
Arizona State Senator Nancy Barto answers questions like, Why is a Convention of States seeing so much support? and What is the biggest problem we face in America?

Video: Rep. Ken Ivory Discusses Rules for Article V Convention
In this video, Utah State Representative Ken Ivory discusses the rules for an Article V Convention that were proposed by the Convention of States Caucus.

Video: Rep. Robin Lundstrum on a Convention of States
Arkansas State Representative Robin Lundstrum briefly explains to Tami Greever and Curtis Coleman why she's supporting Arkansas' application for a Convention of States

Video: Prof. Rob Natelson Introduces Draft of Convention of States Rules
Leading Article V expert Professor Rob Natelson introduces draft of Convention of States rules that will be further debated and discussed by members of the Convention of States Caucus.

Video: Mark Meckler's Address at Convention of States Workshop
Mark Meckler, President and Founder of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the Convention of States Project, inspires and encourages state legislators to use Article V to rein in the power of Washington, D.C.

Video: Convention of the States Florida 2015 Simulation Recap
In July 2015, the first Article V simulation was held in Florida, with over thirty attending. After there were over eighty amendments proposed, the commissioners, through floor and committee debate and revisions, were able to narrow that number down to six amendments.


Youtube Video: Citizens for Self-Governance: Convention of States Project Youtube Channel


COS Surge Article Library



Social Media Resources

Here are some quick answers useful for supporting Convention of States Project on Social Media

Social Media Sites

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Twitter

LinkedIn

Youtube

Instagram

Log in and search for: conventionofstates

Read more here: http://www.conventionofstates.com/introducing_instagram_convention_of_states_style

Action

  • Have you signed the petition?

The petition goes to your state Rep & state Senator based on your address & is vital in getting them to get on board and shows your support. Click this direct link to sign the petition http://www.cosaction.com/

  • We encourage you to “create your account” on our site http://www.conventionofstates.com. Your activist dashboard may show a local COS leader in the sidebar on the right with an email link to contact them. They can help get you involved in your area. If there is no local point person listed, maybe you could become that volunteer & help others get involved.
  • We have lots of volunteer options at:

www.conventionofstates.com/volunteer
http://www.conventionofstates.com/volunteer_teams

The Plan

A convention of states is a convention called by the state legislatures for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. They are given power to do this under Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution.

We advocate for the use of Article V of the Constitution to call a convention for the states to propose amendments to reduce the power and jurisdiction of the federal govt., impose fiscal restraints on their spending, limit the terms of all federal officials. Video Here is a great short video that explains the Article V process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQH0JbwIgA [Convention of States – Alabama]

ARTICLE V - What Article V says:

Article. V.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.


Convention of States Application

Convention for Proposing Amendments -- Proposed Rules

http://www.conventionofstates.com/proposed_rules

  • The rules presented to the legislators are only a draft. They are based on the historical record of interstate conventions, and Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure used by most state legislatures. But now, legislators will be spending some time hashing out some of the finer details through an online, interactive portal we've created for them
  • Prof. Rob Natelson Introduces Draft of Convention of States Rules:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4140az60vo&list=PL8h4sleiAEjXrSwDCvfuk9BomrCdgFZGj&index=4

Legislative Procedure

The Liberal Establishment’s Disinformation Campaign Against Article V

Which amendments could be proposed?

COS Handbook

Article V Handbook

Convention of States Project launches legislator caucus and website

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