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Stopping a Dangerous Article V Convention

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  • 1.6.2019

League of Women Voters’ Resources on the Threat of an Article V Convention

Various resources and updates from the League of Women Voters.

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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Just two years after Maryland rescinded the state’s application for an Article V convention, legislators are again considering calling for a convention.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 […]

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Op-Ed by New Jersey Leadership Highlights Threat of Article V Convention

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Legislators in West Virginia Have a Fight on Their Hands

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Colorado Rescinds Calls for Article V Constitutional Convention

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Inside Mike Johnson’s Ties to a Far-Right Movement to Gut the Constitution

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Scholars Invite Mark Meckler to Debate a Constitutional Convention

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