ACLU examines the push for a new constitutional convention and why the organization opposes it.
ACLU: Calls For a Constitutional Convention Heating Up in the States
The Wisconsin Assembly just approved a resolution to call a dangerous Article V convention – what happens now?
AJR-77, a resolution calling for an Article V constitutional convention, was passed in the State House last week, February 18. The vote in the house was 60-38. The House is 63 R – 36 D, meaning some Republicans votedagainst this application for a convention. Wisconsin already has an active convention resolution for the Balanced Budget Amendment, passed in 2017. Former […]Read More >
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wealthy special interest groups convinced dozens of state legislatures to pass resolutions or “calls” for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment (BBA). At one point, BBA advocates were just a few states short of reaching the constitutionally required 34 state required to call a convention. However, […]Read More >
Americans deserve a free and fair democracy that is brought to them through factual information and trusted leadership. However, with the re-emergence of Parler under the direction of a known right-wing extremist figure that is actively working to dismantle those very rights, only further proves that the site is not intended to engage in dialogue. […]Read More >
Georgia groups to legislators: Protect our constitutional rights & vote against any call for an Article V convention
The following letter was sent to Georgia lawmakers this week from a local coalition of civil rights and advocacy groups. Protect Our Constitutional Rights – Vote NO on SR 854 March 11, 2020 Dear Senator, We are writing you today on the dangers of an Article V convention and to urge you to vote “NO” […]Read More >
Americans across the political spectrum believe our constitutional rights must be protected and oppose calling a new constitutional convention to change the Constitution, according to new polling conducted last month. Research by J. Wallin Opinion Research concludes that after the tumultuous year marked by a national election, civil rights demonstrations, and a historic health pandemic, […]Read More >
Last week, lawmakers in Colorado took the important action of rescinding all of Colorado’s previous calls for an Article V constitutional convention. This crucial legislation removes Colorado from the dangerous equation many state legislatures have fallen prey to by wealthy special interests looking to start a constitutional convention when they hit the 34 state threshold […]Read More >
In their own words, Republican and Democratic state legislators from across the country have warned about the dangers of calling an Article V constitutional convention: “It’s like playing Russian roulette. We kind of think it would work out well. You put a bullet in one chamber, the odds of it working are pretty good. But […]Read More >
This legislative season in New Hampshire has been busy when it comes to the dangerous push for an Article V constitutional convention. HCR 6 and the call for a constitutional convention was handily defeated in a bipartisan manner with a vote of 318-27. While this was a great win for New Hampshire because it did not add any new calls to their roster, they still have existing applications for a convention […]Read More >
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