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. Kansas commissioners are as follows: Rep. Pete Degraaf (Mulvane), Rep. Bill Sutton (Gardner), and Rep. Brett Hildabrand (Shawnee).Read more
This is the official Call to Action page for the Kansas Convention of States team. We will continually update this page and send out new communications each time it is updated to alert you to come back and take action.
Yesterday in Topeka, the Kansas House, rejected Kansas' application under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a Convention of States to fix the problems with the federal government. Looking at the votes, it would seem that liberty is alive in our House of Representatives. The measure had support on a 77-47 margin. Unfortunately HJR5010 did not meet the 84 (2/3) threshold for passage as required in Kansas. This high threshold is unusual, but is part of the MANY safeguards in place in the Article V amendment process. The voting was clear where the battle lines of liberty are to be drawn. This was a bipartisan issue garnering votes in favor from both political parties. Commend the "Yes" votes for their stance in recognizing the dire condition of our federal government and for taking a stand.
Where does the movement in Kansas go from here? There are nearly 11,000 Kansans pushing the measure with more signing up every day. This is certainly not a dead issue, and in fact could be brought up for reconsideration at any point if enough of the "no" votes today commit themselves to a "yes". It is now in our hands to reach out to these Representatives in a polite and professional way and ask for time to explain the merits of this movement.Read more
Kansas took their very first vote today on the Convention of States resolution to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The Kansas House of Representatives voted 77-44 to move forward on the consideration of the application to add Kansas to the list of states signing on to the Convention of States model legislation. This was a procedural vote only, but allows you to understand who is supportive and who is not.Read more
We will be holding a rally at the capitol featuring retired Senator Tom Coburn on February 18th.
Bob Strawder - Kansas Convention of States Coalitions Director gets his editorial published in the Emporia Gazette:Read more
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I woke up yesterday early, and when I mean early. It was some time around 5:30, an early start to ensure I was in studio with Joseph Ashby in Wichita by 7:30. I wouldn't be able to drop the kids off at school this morning. Instead they were dropped at the babysitters by 6:15 again so I could make it to Wichita in time for the interview.
Typically when I drive I try and work by calling and touching base with volunteers and leaders throughout my region, but obviously that was not going to be possible at that hour. I took the time to reflect upon my upcoming day and to pray. My thoughts quickly turned to one of betrayal.Read more
The Convention of States Project, a project of the non-profit organization Citizens for Self-Governance, has appointed volunteer Tony Gillette of Shawnee as their new Kansas State Director. Gillette is a graduate of Drake University and has lived in Shawnee, KS since 1997.Read more