The Delaware Convention of States team has grown significantly in the past year. During the 2015 legislative session, the team built strong relationships with legislators and leadership in both the House and Senate. Our team on the ground is working tirelessly across the state to build support for a legislative victory in 2016!
Delaware Action Prompt
Delaware Action Prompt
Breaking News! Committee Hearing March 9th!
Friends - We learned this morning that our Convention of States Resolution, SCR 31, will be given a public hearing in the Delaware Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday, March 9th, at 3:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Delaware Senate Majority Caucus Room, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover.
Please plan to attend if at all possible! We have learned by experience that a large grassroots turnout at committee hearings, combined with a large number of phone calls and e-mails to committee members, is often the key to legislative victory.
If you have questions about attending, please contact Ken Quinn, the COS Regional Director in charge of Delaware, at 1 (207) 713-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you are unable to attend the hearing, please call and e-mail the Committee Members (listed below) and ask them to support SCR 31. You can click on this link to automatically generate an e-mail to all of them (which you can edit as you like), or you can block and copy the e-mail addresses below into your own e-mail program. A suggested message, whether by phone or by e-mail, is something like this:
Subject: Please Support SCR 31!
Dear Committee Member,
I urge you to support SCR 31, Senator Lawson's application for an Article V convention of the states to impose restraints upon the federal government.
Our country’s Founders gave you the power to rein in the over-reaching federal government and restore the rule of law in America. I ask you to use the solution the Founders gave you in the U.S. Constitution’s Article V. Please call for a Convention of States to propose amendments that will 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 Congress
Senate Executive Committee Members
Senator Patricia Blevins (Chair) (302) 744-4133, Patricia.email@example.com
Senator Margaret Rose Henry (302) 744-4191, MargaretRose.firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Gregory Lavelle (302) 744-4048, Gregory.email@example.com
Senator David McBride (302) 744, 4167, David.firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Harris McDowell (302) 744-4147, Harris.email@example.com
Senator Gary Simpson (302) 744-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia.email@example.com, MargaretRosehenry@state.de.us, Gregory.firstname.lastname@example.org, David.McBride@state.de.us, Harris.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, in advance, for using your time and energy to help restore our Republic.
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!
The 2016 legislative season has been in session since early January and the COS team in Delaware is making steady progress, gaining crucial support from state legislators. Sen. Dave Lawson filed the Convention of States resolution, SCR 31, at the end of the 2015 legislative session. Senators Bonini and Hocker have also signed on as co-sponsors.
Since the Delaware General Assembly lasts for two sessions, all resolutions are automatically carried over from one session to the next. SCR 31 has been assigned to the Senate Executive Committee and we expect a hearing in that committee soon.
We need your help getting the resolution out of committee so that the full Senate has a chance to vote on SCR 31. To find out how you can help, please contact the Delaware state director.
You can read the text of SCR 31 here or if you haven’t done so already, please sign the petition expressing your support for the COS resolution. The signed petition will automatically be sent to you state legislators