Read Common Cause’s updated issue background memo on the threat of an Article V convention.
Common Cause Background Memo: U.S. Constitution Threatened as Article V Convention Movement Nears Success
Do you know what your legislators are working on?
The Constitution has our rights and values woven through it so carefully and so cautiously because of the immense strength it needs to uphold the pillars of our democracy. But these rights and the values at the core of our nation, the freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and right to vote, are now at stake. With […]Read More >
Former Governors Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker Descend on SC State House and Create Confusion
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently visited the South Carolina State House to gather support for their “balanced budget amendment.” What they did not discuss, however, was the damage a convention could do to the United States and the Constitution if this were to be called. This pro-convention campaign is the one that has progressed the […]Read More >
Republican & Democratic Legislators Agree: An Article V Convention Is A Bad Idea
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 >
Op-Ed by New Jersey Leadership Highlights Threat of Article V Convention
Just before the new year, New Jersey became the latest state to rescind all calls for a constitutional convention. In doing so, New Jersey takes part in removing applications asking for a constitutional convention that, if it were to happen, leaves the door wide open for a complete runaway convention that has the power to […]Read More >
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 >
Maryland Attorney General Warns of the Dangers of an Article V Convention
Just two years after Maryland rescinded the state’s application for an Article V convention, legislators are again considering calling for a convention. This time, though, Maryland legislators want the convention to be focused on campaign finance reform. While we all agree that we must change our campaign finance system, trying to change it in a […]Read More >
New Polling Shows Americans Oppose Changing Constitution Through Convention
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 >
Scholars Invite Mark Meckler to Debate a Constitutional Convention
A public debate is slated for Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5 pm MST in the Lincoln Room of the Idaho Legislature. This forum will offer both sides the opportunity to discuss the merits of the proposed Article V Constitutional Convention, or Convention of States, now being pushed through legislatures across the country. A constitutional convention could put all our rights […]Read More >
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