The Article V movement is growing as a result of Americans challenging the ever-growing reach of the federal government that has crossed its constitutional bounds.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13—Citizens for Self-Governance announces the commissioners attending the first-ever Article V simulated convention of states September 21-23, in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Forty-eight states are sending legislators and respected thought leaders to act as commissioners in performing a test run of an actual Article V convention. Citizens for Self-Governance has posted the list of commissioners here. Iowa commissioner are: Sen. Jack Whitver, Sen. Charles Schneider, and Rep. Jake Highfill.Read more
The Convention of States Project in Iowa is holding a rally featuring Senator Tom Coburn!
Please join us to rally for passage of the COS resolution, HJR 8, in the Iowa senate. Come listen to Senator Coburn talk about how we can utilize the Constitutional processes in Article V of the U.S. Constitution to save our country. Feel like you’ve been stuck in the political mud for too long? Come enjoy the company of like-minded citizens who, regardless of party, candidate, or other interests, agree on one thing; the Constitution is great and must be restored.
When: Tuesday, April 5th, 12PM (Noon)
Where: Front steps of the Iowa Capitol
If you want to see Iowa as the next state to pass this important resolution, come join our number, and rally for restoration!
Iowa Needs Your Help to Pass COS Resolution!
Last year, the Convention of States Resolution in Iowa passed the House by a healthy margin, moving into Senate subcommittee where it is being deliberated this year. However, the concerns of Senate leadership have stalled this resolution out, and the funnel deadline of March 11th is fast approaching.
The COS resolution gives the states an opportunity to meet with each other and discuss and vote on proposals for Constitutional amendments to limit the power and scope of the federal government. This is a power the states must assert if we are ever to address the overreach of the federal government. Too many of Iowa’s policies are being written in Washington D.C., far away from the Iowans they impact. Too much of our money is being taken in order to fund pet projects of federal legislators in other states. Too often are the thoughtful policies passed by our house and senate, and signed into law by our governor, overturned by a rule or regulation from an unelected bureaucracy, a Supreme Court mandate, an executive action, or the whims of the federal Congress. Our state representatives have a duty in the Constitution to address this overreach.Read more
HOW TO GET THE BIG MONEY MONOPOLY OUT OF D.C. POLITICS
Iowa Pays the Price and the Convention of States Project to host forum on the best ways to get money out of politics in D.C.
Waterloo, Ia., November 11, 2015 – Citizens of Iowa are invited to an engaging, thought-provoking evening discussing campaign finance reform. Iowa Pays the Price and the Convention of States Project and will host several speakers discussing a variety of strategies to break down the big money monopoly on politics in Washington, D.C. Current confirmed speakers are Mark Meckler, Co-Founder of the Convention of States Project and Senator Jeff Danielson, Iowa Senator and sponsor of legislation to repeal Citizens United. Each speaker will give a short presentation followed by Q&A. Snacks and drinks will be available.
When: Friday, November 13th, doors at 6:30, forum begins at 7PM
Where: Black's Building Skyroom, 501 Sycamore St Waterloo, IA 50703
The views and opinions discussed at this event are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the organizations sponsoring the forum.
About the Convention of States Project
The Convention of States Project is currently organized in all 50 states, including hundreds of thousands of volunteers, supporters and advocates committed to stopping the federal government’s abuse of power. Alaska, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama have passed our Article V resolution since our beginning in 2013. This year alone we filed our resolution in 37 states. For more information visit www.ConventionofStates.com.
After passing the Iowa House 54-43, the Iowa Convention of States Article V application calling for an amending convention has been sent to the Senate State Government Committee for consideration. The bill, HJR 8, needs your support to get it heard on the Senate floor.Read more