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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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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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