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Maryland Action Prompt

Maryland 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?

The Convention of States Project is the most important movement in the United States since the original United States Constitution was proposed. This is a bold statement, but when one considers the significance of what the objectives are of the Convention of States, it is absolutely accurate. The purpose of the proposed Convention of States is exclusively to re-establish and unambiguously define the limited role of the federal government as intended in the Constitution. All three branches of the federal government have steadily expanded their powers beyond the limits set in the Constitution and they show no intent of correcting themselves.  Therefore, once again American patriots are coming forward to protect the liberties and freedoms that our founding fathers and subsequent generations have fought and died to defend.

Many people throughout the country and here in Maryland are frustrated with Washington and fearful of the path our country is taking. Democrats and Republicans alike have realized that the political class in Washington is no longer responsive to its constituents, but rather to large corporate donors and special interest lobbyists.  In poll after poll, the approval rating for Congress is dismal, yet the politicians keep getting re-elected with the support of their respective party leadership and large campaign donors. Marylanders should have more influence over the decisions made that directly affect our state. The Convention of States under Article V would allow Marylanders to regain their voice in the decisions which affect us.

 

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.

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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!

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    Richard Brent

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    April Fogg

    Co-Grassroots Coordinator

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    Michael Fry

    Coalitions Director

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    John Markley

    Media Liaison

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    Michael O'Dell

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    Albert Petrlik

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    Ronald Schwier

    State Director

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    Douglas Wagner

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    Josh White

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    Joshua Williams

    Legislative Liaison

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CALL TO ACTION! Please Call and Email These Committee Members in the Next 48 Hours!

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These legislators may determine the fate of the Convention of States Project application in Maryland. The legislators listed below are on the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, which is holding a hearing on SJ3 this Thursday at 1:00 PM to determine whether it will move on for a vote by the full Senate. 

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

We are concerned that these committee members may not have heard from enough COS supporters in Maryland yet to ensure that they will vote for this measure to end federal overreach and irresponsibility. Will you please take a few minutes to contact them right now?

All you have to do is tell them that as a Maryland Senator that it is very important to you that he/she vote in favor of SJ3 when it comes before the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on Thursday.

The Committee hearing will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM before the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.

CALL TO ACTION: 

1. CALL the members below and leave a message for them stating that you are a resident of Maryland and that you want them to vote in favor of SJ3 to allow Maryland to participate at the national level to seek solutions to our current runaway federal government with amendments that will impose fiscal restraints, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.

2. EMAIL the members below stating that you want them to support SJ3. Please place that in your subject line and add your name/address to your email message. Make it personal as to why you want the Maryland Legislature to make decisions for the People of Maryland.

 

Member Email Phone
Sen. Joan Carter-Conway (Chair) joan.carter.conway@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3145 
Sen. Paul Pinksy (Vice Chair) paul.pinsky@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3155
Sen. Ronald Young ronald.young@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3575
Sen. Cherly Kagan Cheryl.Kagan@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3134 |
Sen. Craig Zucker craig.zucker@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3625
Sen. Shirley Pulliam-Nathan shirley.nathan.pulliam@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3612
Sen. Barbara Robinson barbara.robinson@senate.state.md.us 410-841-3656

Please come out in force and show your support for this most important resolution as we try and take back the state’s power and authority to reign in the Federal Government.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ronald Schwier, State Director at 301-928-42341, or by email at ronald.schwier@COSAction.com. Or our Legislative Liaison Mike O’Dell at 301-974-2491, or by email at michael.odell@COSAction.com


Two Convention of States Article V Applications Have Been Filed In The Maryland Legislature!

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We've done it! The Convention of States Project's application was officially filed in the Maryland legislature!

Senator Gail Bates and Delegate Tony McConkey filed the application today, seeking an amendment-proposing convention of the states to restore our Republic.

Its official title will be Senate Joint Resolution 3, and House Joint Resolution 7. In conformity with the resolutions filed in 38 states in 2015 and already passed in 8 states, SJ3 and HJ7 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 SJ3 and HJ7.

COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AT BOTH OF THESE HEARINGS! If you plan to testify at the hearing please arrive an hour and a half early to sign up to testify. Please read Testimony Guidelines. Please contact Ronald Schwier or Mike O'Dell if you plan to attend and testify in order to coordinate together (see contact info below).

SJ3 Committee Hearing on Thursday, February 23rd. 

The Committee hearing will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM before the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.

HJ7 Committee Hearing on Friday, March 10th.

The Committee hearing will be held on Friday, March 10th at 1:00 PM before the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.

Please come out in force and show your support for this most important resolution as we try and take back the state’s power and authority to reign in the Federal Government.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ronald Schwier, State Director at 301-928-42341, or by email at ronald.schwier@COSAction.com. Or our Legislative Liaison Mike O’Dell at 301-974-2491, or by email at michael.odell@COSAction.com

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