NY team gets creative: Hundreds attend barn event
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: our volunteers are the best in the nation.
The Convention of States Project team in New York recently held an event at a camp outside Binghamton, NY. Despite the out-of-the-way location, hundreds of interested citizens showed up to learn more about the Convention of States movement and what they could do to help.
It all started when New York District Captain Lorraine Taylor contacted Charlie Kark, a local political leader and the owner of the camp. She spoke with him about the Article V movement and explained how a Convention of States could stop the abuses of the federal government. She was so convincing that Charlie invited her to hold an event and presentation at his camp.
They worked over the next several months to get things ready, purchasing a projector, building a screen, and spreading the word. It soon became apparent that the camp's barn would be the only building large enough to hold all the interested New Yorkers.
The event took place on September 20 at 6:30pm. It began with a dinner, followed by a Convention of States presentation from Lorraine. Afterwards, other members of the NY Convention of States team mingled with the crowd to answer questions and sign up volunteers.
All-in-all, 225 people showed up to hear Lorraine's presentation, and the New York team secured numerous additional volunteers.
The New York barn event is a great example of how our volunteers are spreading the word all across the country. One simple phone conversation sparked this fantastic event, and we're so grateful to Lorraine and all the other members of the NY team that worked so hard to make it happen.
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We've done it! The Convention of States Project's application was officially filed in the New York Legislature! Senator Michael Nozzolio (Senate District 54) recently filed the application, seeking an amendment-proposing convention of the states to restore our Republic. Its official resolution number is J3572. In conformity with the resolutions filed in 38 states in 2015 and already passed in 5 states, J3572 sets the agenda of the meeting to consider 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 Congress."
The process has officially begun, and we will be keeping you updated at every step along the way. Please take a moment right now to contact your state legislators and ask them to support Senator Nozzolio's Resolution J3572.
Please contact Senator Nozzolio and co-sponsors Sen. Joseph Griffo, Sen. Kemp Hannon, and Sen. Sue Serino and thank them for standing for liberty in New York! Contact information
J3572 has been assigned to the Finance Committee. Please contact the committee members and ask them to please pass J3572!