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The Jefferson Statement

The Constitution’s Framers foresaw a day when the federal government would exceed and abuse its enumerated powers, thus placing our liberty at risk. George Mason was instrumental in fashioning a mechanism by which "we the people" could defend our freedom—the ultimate check on federal power contained in Article V of the Constitution.

Article V provides the states with the opportunity to propose constitutional amendments through a process called a Convention of States. This process is controlled by the states from beginning to end on all substantive matters.

A Convention of States is convened when 34 state legislatures pass resolutions (applications) on an agreed topic or set of topics. The Convention is limited to considering amendments on these specified topics.

While some have expressed fears that a Convention of States might be misused or improperly controlled by Congress, it is our considered judgment that the checks and balances in the Constitution are more than sufficient to ensure the integrity of the process.

The Convention of States mechanism is safe, and it is the only constitutionally effective means available to do what is so essential for our nation—restoring robust federalism with genuine checks on the power of the federal government.

We share the Founders’ conviction that proper decision-making structures are essential to preserve liberty. We believe that the problems facing our nation require several structural limitations on the exercise of federal power. While fiscal restraints are essential, we believe the most effective course is to pursue reasonable limitations, fully in line with the vision of our Founders, on the federal government.

Accordingly, I endorse the Convention of States Project, which calls for an Article V Convention for "the sole purpose of proposing 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."

Action Prompt

Action Prompt

The grassroots are the key to victory -- high numbers ensure success. So are you ready to talk to your friends about the Convention of States Project?

Join our team as a District Captain!

Our goal is to find one District Captain in every Arkansas state house district. The District Captain's mission is simple: find 100 people in your district willing to contact their state legislators in support of Convention of States legislation next session.

It doesn't take a huge time commitment to make a difference. Five constituent phone calls is often enough to move an issue to the top of a state legislator's priority list. In person meetings are even more effective.

Get involved today by reaching out to your state legislators. Don't know what to say?

Download talking points here.

If you'd like a Convention of States leader to attend a meeting with you and your legislator, contact your state’s legislative liaison.

Arkansas Action

Arkansas Action

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!

Team Directory

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    Lynn Wiggers

    District Captain

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    Bud Cornwell

    Digital Marketing Coordinator

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    Jim Estes

    State Leader

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    Randall Tyson

    Regional Captain

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    Fred Cockerham

    Veterans Coalitions Director

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    Dawn Clemence

    Coalitions Director

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    Stephen Dove

    State Director

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    Chase Dillard

    Media Liaison

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    Toni Rose

    Regional Captain

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    Frieda Nelson Tirado

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    Jeremy Stevens

    Regional Captain

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    James Southard

    Regional Captain

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    Randy Alexander

    Legislative Liaison

Arkansas Blog

WE NEED ONE FINAL VOTE TO VICTORY

The Convention of States resolution (SJR2) to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and term limits on federal officials is one vote away from passing in Arkansas.

Your immediate action is requested to help ensure that Arkansas passes this important measure to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. and bring power back to the states.  

Not familiar with Article V or the Convention of States Process? Check out this 3-minute video!

On Monday, March 27th, the Arkansas House will take a final vote on this critical legislation. 

That means we're just one vote away from Arkansas joining the growing list of states working together to end federal overreach! The anti-constitutionalists out in full force, spreading misinformation. We urgently need you to take the following two actions to help us secure this historic final victory! 

Step 1: Please call, email, or text your representatives NOW and urge them to support SJR2 this coming Monday!

FIND MY REPRESENTATIVE HERE (Click)

Step 2: Then click the button below to email all of the Arkansas Representatives that are currently against the Convention of States resolution. 

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Time is of the essence. Without their support, the Convention of States resolution will not pass in Arkansas. Feel free to personalize your message by including why you think limiting federal power is so important.

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Please Read: Urgent Action Required in Arkansas

The Convention of States resolution to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and term limits on federal officials is in danger in Arkansas.

Your immediate action is requested to help ensure that Arkansas passes this important measure to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. and bring power back to the states.

Not familiar with Article V or the Convention of States Process? Check out this 3-minute video.

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