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More Powerful Than The Next President: Convention Of States Town Hall Will Discuss A Movement More Important Than The Election

Join Mark Meckler, Co-Founder, COS Project and Andrew Oldham, Deputy General Counsel for Gov. Abbott as they discuss Convention of States and ‘The Texas Plan’

Fort Worth, TX., September 19, 2016 – The American people are tired of rolling the dice on a new president every four years. Last night’s presidential debate revealed that—no matter how many campaign promises the candidates make—D.C. will never fix itself. On Tuesday, September 27, Texans will have a unique opportunity to learn more about how uniting behind an Article V Convention of States offers the most powerful protection against federal overreach. Convention of States Co-Founder Mark Meckler will be joined by special guest from Gov. Abbott’s office, Andrew Oldham, Deputy General Counsel, Ross Kecseg, Vice-President Empower Texans, as well as a number of local Ft. Worth legislators to discuss why Governor Greg Abbott endorsed the Convention of States Project, and how his “Texas Plan” to rein in the runaway federal government can restore the authority of the states and the people.

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First-Ever Simulated Convention of States Announces Commissioners – Texas Has a Delegation of Four Attending

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.

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Texas Statewide Conference Call - 9/7/2016

Did You Miss the Texas Statewide Conference Call?

Or Maybe You Just Want to Listen Again?

On September 7, 2016, Texas Convention of States hosted a Statewide Conference Call

Featured guests included Convention of States Co-Founder Mark Meckler, Texas State Representative Rick Miller, and Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell.  We recorded the call, and you can listen several ways.

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House Public Hearing on Convention of States Resolution

Have you heard the GREAT NEWS!!!  The Convention of States Texas will have a Hearing at the Capitol, in Austin, on Tuesday, September 13th, at 11:00 a.m.

And, EVERYONE'S INVITED!!  Join with your fellow Texas COS Patriots promoting Liberty, Federalism, and the Constitution at your Capitol.

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Coalitions Director for Vets - Brigadier General Blaine Holt

Meet Brigadier General Blaine Holt, Texas Coalitions Director for Veterans


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The Texas Convention of States team is privileged to present the newest member to our State Leadership team, Brigadier General Blaine Holt (USAF).

The Convention of States has launched a Veterans Coalition, headed up by National Director Paul Gardiner (LTC, USA).  General Holt has graciously agreed to serve as the Texas Coalitions Director for Veterans.


 

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Texas House Primary Author Rick Miller

Texas State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) to Author Convention of States Resolution in 85th Legislative Session


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Texas State Representative Rick Miller will once again lead the charge in the Texas House of Representatives to rein in the abuses of the federal government by authoring the Convention of States resolution.

The resolution, exactly the same as the 84th session's House Joint Resolution 77, calls for an Article V Convention of States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that:

- impose fiscal restraints on the federal government
- limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government
- limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

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Texas Senate Primary Author Brian Birdwell

Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) to Author Convention of States Resolution in 85th Legislative Session


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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell will once again carry a political heavyweight bill in the Texas Senate by authoring the Convention of States resolution, which provides a means to rein in the abuses of the federal government.

The resolution, exactly the same as the 84th session's House Joint Resolution 77, calls for an Article V Convention of States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that:

- impose fiscal restraints on the federal government
- limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government
- limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

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Convention of States Headlines 2016 Texas GOP Convention

The Republican Party of Texas held their biannual state convention in Dallas, TX, from May 12-14, 2016.

Beginning with the Keynote Address from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, through the Platform Debate and Vote, and finishing with the selection of national delegates, the Convention of States wove a common thread, cinching together policy and politician alike.

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Convention of States Policy Summit 2016

On May 2-3, 2016, the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) hosted a private event, promoting the Convention of States and Article V, for other like minded State policy organizations around the nation.

Convention of States leaders Mark Meckler and Michael Farris were invited to present the Convention of States Project. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott added his voice of experience in fighting the federal government, with his conclusion that the only real solution is to restore the foundation of the rule of law (the Constitution) through an Article V convention.

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Texas GOP Chair Supports Governor Abbott in Call for a Convention of States

Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler added his voice to that of over 70,000 Texans when he signed the Convention of States petition, and pledging to "support the efforts of the Convention of States Project to trigger a limited Article V convention of the states to consider and propose amendments that impose fiscal restraints on D.C., limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials and members of Congress."

From Chairman Mechler's Endorsement Letter - 'It is clear that Washington, D.C., has taken our nation down a dangerous path of fiscal irresponsibility and rampant federal overreach. I believe we have come to a point at which the only way to implement meaningful reforms to our federal system and restore the balance of power among D.C., the states, and the people, is by using the tool given to the states by the Founding Fathers in Article V of the Constitution.'

Read Chairman Mechler's full endorsement letter here

Chairman Mechler's personal response to Texas Convention of States Director Paul Hodson:

"Paul, 

Thank you for asking about Governor Abbott’s Convention of the States, which I strongly support.  I have signed the Convention of States petition. The Governor is speaking up for all of us, not just in Texas, but across the country, and we are fed up with the Federal government’s disregard for our Constitutional rights."