Common Cause’s 2015 report exposes some of the groups behind the dangerous push for an Article V convention.
The Dangerous Path: Big Money’s Plan to Shred the Constitution
KC Becker, who lives in Boulder and represents District 13, is the now the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. She penned this op-ed on September 25, 2018, while majority leader. We deserve a democracy that puts hardworking Coloradans ahead of wealthy special interests and the well-connected. No one can deny the powerful influence […]Read More >
“I don’t think it’s helpful to encourage demonstrations and encourage people to go against the president’s own policy,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.” And yet, that is what is happening around the country as Facebook groups and special interest lobbying organizations are engineering protests at capitols around the nation for states continuing stay-at-home orders as […]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 >
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 >
South Dakota rescission vote shows how complex the issue of an Article V constitutional convention really is
Last week, the South Dakota state senate held a vote on SJR 503 – legislation that would rescind all applications South Dakota has for an Article V constitutional convention. In January, South Dakota had introduced HJR 5001, a resolution that would have added their names to the Convention of States initiative, which seeks to call a dangerous Article V convention […]Read More >
Guest commentary by Justin Pidot, professor of law and the co-director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law In this politically fractured time, some state legislatures have called for a convention to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. Article V of the Constitution provides for such a process, […]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 >
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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