We've done it Again In Hawaii!
The Convention of States Project's application is now officially filed in the Hawaii Senate! On Friday, March 11th, Senator Sam Slom along with seven co-sponsoring Senators, filed the COS application in the Senate seeking an amendment-proposing convention of the states to restore our Constitutional Republic.
The official Senate Resolution number is SR80, along with its identical Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR114.
Now with resolutions filed in 38 other states in 2015 and already passed in 6 states, SR80 sets the agenda of the meeting to consider amendments to, 1) impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, 2) limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and,3) limit the terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.
This begins the process in the Senate! This is the 3rd of 4 emails in this series you'll receive asking for your help to reach out to state legislators. Please take a moment right now to contact the Senate members on the Judiciary and Labor Committee and ask them to support Convention of States Resolution SR27 by bringing it to a committee hearing!
Click on the links below to send an email to the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee members. Then please call the members of that committee to declare your support for SR80 and SCR114. Please be polite, respectful, and grateful for their service to Hawaii. Suggested email text and phone script is below.
As a resident of Hawaii I want you to know I strongly support the Convention of States effort to rein in the power of the federal government and return that power to the States. Since you are a member of the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, I request you give Senate Resolution #80 and Senate Concurrent Resolution #114 a hearing in the JDL Committee and vote to send these resolutions to the floor of the Senate for passage.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
(Your Name and City)
Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee Members:
Chair: Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran 808-586-7344
Vice Chair: Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro 808-586-7793
Senator Mike Gabbard 808-586-6830
Senator Kaiali'i Kahele 808-586-6760
Senator Donna Mercado Kim 808-587-7200
Senator Laura H. Thielen 808-587-8388
Senator Sam Slom (Resolution Sponsor)
Yours in freedom,
State Director, Hawaii
CONVENTION of STATES