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IT IS OFFICIAL!!

The Arkansas House and Senate resolutions for the Convention of States have been filed!


Senator Gary Stubblefield and Representative Bob Ballinger are the primary sponsors of Senate Joint Resolution SR2 and House Joint Resolution HJR 1001.

Both resolutions are co-sponsored by Senators Cecile Bledsoe, Scott Flippo, Alan Clark, Linda Collins-Smith, Jason Rapert, Bart Hester, Terry Rice and Representatives Trevor Drown, Jeff Williams, Josh Miller, Dan Sullivan, Karilyn Brown, Robin Lundstrum, John Payton, Richard Womack, Justin Gonzales, Michelle Gray, Mary Bently, Jim Dotson, Austin McCollum.

Resolutions title:

“Applying to the united states congress to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to article V of the united states constitution, limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of the united states congress.”

We would like to thank Senator Stubblefield and Representative Ballinger for their patriotism in encouraging other legislators to sponsor, helping Arkansas become the next state to pass the Convention of States.  Their devotion to the citizens of this great state is highly appreciated and we are very grateful for their tireless pursuit of other sponsors.

We will be celebrating this magnificent act of patriotism by conducting a capital day on January 12th 2017 at High Noon!   Click here to RSVP!

Please come out and show your support for the representatives and meet with them personal.  Every voice for democracy will never go unheard unless you are not willing to speak.  We highly appreciate your continued support of Convention of States project and please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join in the fight to reduce the overreach of our federal government.  

Action Prompt

Action Prompt

The grassroots are the key to victory -- high numbers ensure success. So are you ready to talk to your friends about the Convention of States Project?

Join our team as a District Captain!

Our goal is to find one District Captain in every Arkansas state house district. The District Captain's mission is simple: find 100 people in your district willing to contact their state legislators in support of Convention of States legislation next session.

It doesn't take a huge time commitment to make a difference. Five constituent phone calls is often enough to move an issue to the top of a state legislator's priority list. In person meetings are even more effective.

Get involved today by reaching out to your state legislators. Don't know what to say?

Download talking points here.

If you'd like a Convention of States leader to attend a meeting with you and your legislator, contact your state’s legislative liaison.

Arkansas Action

Arkansas Action

Your voice is important. Make it heard by sharing Convention of States with your friends and contacts. Don't miss the chance to tell future generations that you stood strong for liberty!

Team Directory

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    Lynn Wiggers

    District Captain

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    Jim Estes

    Deputy State Director

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    Bud Cornwell

    Social Media Director

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    Randall Tyson

    Regional Captain

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    Fred Cockerham

    Veterans Coalitions Director

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    Dawn Clemence

    Coalitions Director

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    Stephen Dove

    State Director

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    Chase Dillard

    Media Liaison

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    Toni Rose

    Regional Captain

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    Frieda Nelson Tirado

    Legislative Liaison

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    Jeremy Stevens

    Regional Captain

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    James Southard

    Regional Captain

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    Randy Alexander

    Legislative Liaison

Arkansas Blog

Introducing the January District Captain Challenge!

 

This January, we’re setting one important goal that could make or break our success in the 2017 legislative session.

As you may be aware, this year alone, the Convention of States Resolution will be introduced in over two dozen states.

When passed by thirty-four states, a Convention of States will be called to propose amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.

Please understand, this could easily be the most historic legislation of our lifetimes.

So this month, our goal is to have 3,000 District Captains in place by February 1st.

Here’s why. Because our resolutions are filled at the state level, American citizens have a unique opportunity to impact the outcome of a vote.

We've heard from state legislators around the country, that if they receive a dozen personal phone calls, letters, or visits on one topic, they know that it’s a big deal in their district.

Now think about this. What if you joined our team as a District Captain and got 100 people in your district to pick up the phone and call your legislator?

The impact would be phenomenal.

Don’t worry. You don’t need to be a political guru to get the job done. We’ve recently launched a brand new District Captain 101 training that will walk you through exactly what you need to be successful.

Will you help us reach this important goal? Click here to learn more about being a District Captain, and sign up today!

Then, why not head over to Convention of States University and also sign up for our District Captain 101 course?

Welcome to the team!


Response to Opposition

There may be some of your family, friends, or coworkers that are opposed to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The source of their concerns come from three groups: National Association of Gun Rights (NAGR), the Eagle Forum, and the John Birch Society. The primary concern is that there might be unintended consequences of an Article V convention. This is sometimes referred to as the Runaway Convention. The idea that an Article V convention might propose an amendment to repeal the 2nd amendment or others of the Bill of Rights. This is nothing more than fear mongering. Response:

1. 34 state legislatures must call for an Article V convention with a specific subject matter to be addressed by the convention. All 34 calls or resolutions must be on the same subject matter or they will not aggregate to obtain the required 2/3rd of state legislatures.

2. Any subject matter not contained in the original call for the convention would be considered non-germane and would subject to a vote on germaneness at the convention.

3. Each states convention commissioners are issued a commission detailing their responsibilities and obligations to the state legislature. Commissioners votes can be rescinded and commissioners recalled.

4. Improper actions taken by commissioners could be legally challenged by state legislators.

5. Any proposed amendment would still require a majority vote of the states to be put forth for ratification.

6. 38 states would be required to vote either by a state legislature or a state ratification convention to ratify any amendment approved by the convention.

An Article V convention of states is a convention called by the State legislatures for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. They are given power to do this under Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution. It is not a constitutional convention or “Con Con” as the opposition would call it. It cannot throw out the Constitution because it derives its authority from the Constitution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Article V is not a Constitutional Convention

Process of an Article V Convention

Limitation of Subject Matter for an Article V Convention

Natelson Video on Article V

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