The good news is coming in so fast we can barely keep up! Here's the latest legislative victory.
Yesterday the Utah House passed the Convention of States resolution (HJR8) on a 41-32 vote. The resolution seeks a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, mandate term limits for federal officials, and impose fiscal restraints on Congress.
You can see a model of the resolution here.
"We're seeing our government destroyed in front of our eyes," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, one of our fantastic sponsors in Utah.
"We see a court that is now weighing in and deciding what rights are instead of being an umpire," a Congress that constantly deepens the national debt and "we see a president who is legislating with a pen and pad" through executive orders, Ivory said.
To those who worry of a "runaway convention," Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, had this to say: "[a Convention of States] cannot run away. It is limited in scope by the call for the convention, by the resolutions." He also noted that any amendments it passes must be ratified by three-fourths of the states. "It takes only 13 states to defeat whatever is proposed by this convention."
This is an amazing victory for our team in Utah. Now it's on to the Senate! If you live in Utah, scroll down to learn the best way you can help make Utah the seventh state to call for a Convention of States.
Want your state to follow Utah's lead? Signing the Convention of States petition is the best way to voice your support for the last, best chance to preserve liberty in our country. When you include your address with your signature, we'll send a copy of your petition directly to your state legislators. It's that easy! And rest assured: we won't use your address for anything other than determining which state legislators to send your petition to.
If you live in Utah...
If you're a resident of Utah, now is the time to contact your state senators. You can find their contact information on this page (you can enter your zip code in the box that says "Your State Senator"). Simply send them a short email voicing your support for the Convention of States resolution HJR8. It'll be a tough fight in the senate, so it's crucial your senator hears from YOU!