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Maryland Senate and House Committees Refuse to Vote on Convention of States Application!

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Many of you took the time to call and send emails to the committee members that heard testimony on on SJ3 and HJ7.

Many of you also took time out of your day to testify before them.

Well, both of these committees refuse to vote on our Article V resolutions to limit the power of the federal government! They apparently don't care about what the people of Maryland have to say and only want to protect the Establishment in Washington D.C. Not familiar with Article V or the Convention of States Process? Check out this 3-minute video.

So what are we going to do about?

Here is the plan! We need as many of you as possible to send emails to members of both committees urging them to please vote NOW on our resolutions. We also need you to ask nicely on the Facebook pages of the committee Chairs to vote on our resolutions so their constituents can see that they are willing to listen to the people of Maryland.

 CALL TO ACTION

1. SJ3 has been heard by the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: Please send an email to all of the committee members at once and ask them to vote now in favor of SJ3 CLICK HERE . Here are the numbers to call the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: 410-841-3661, 301-858-3661, or Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3661. Please call them also!

Go to this Facebook Post on Chairman Joan Carter-Conway's Facebook page and ask her to have her committee vote to pass SJ3 in order to stop the overreach of the federal government and protect the liberty of the citizens of Maryland. Be polite and remind her that SJ3 can help restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government.

 

2. HJ7 has been heard by the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee: Please send an email to all of the committee members at once and ask them to vote now in favor of HJ7 CLICK HERE . Here are the numbers to call the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee: 410-841-3916 or Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3916 Please call them also!

Go to this Facebook Post on Chairman Anne Healey's Facebook page and ask her to have her committee vote on HJ7 to stop the overreach of the federal government and protect the liberty of the citizens of Maryland. Be polite and remind her that HJ7 can help restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government.

The Chairs of these committees and all of the members need to hear from us now! Please ask them to do the honorable thing and vote on our two resolutions to limit the power of the federal government. 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 


URGENT! In 48 Hours Committee Votes On HJ7! Please Call & Email Now!

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They heard our testimony on Friday and now they plan to vote on HJ7 in 48 hours!

Your messages to the committee are working!

Please contact them one more time before they vote on Monday!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!  The House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee plans to vote on our Convention of States Application HJ7 on Monday, March 13th at 7:45PM!  

Please CALL AND EMAIL the committee over the weekend or by Monday morning to let them know you want them to favorably pass HJ7.

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

CALL TO ACTION: 

1. CALL 410-841-3916 or Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3916 and leave a message requesting that the members of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee vote in support of HJ7. When leaving your message remember to provide your name, address and a short message why you want them to pass HJ7. Also, request that your message be delivered to all 24 members of the committee.

Here are some reasons why HJ7 must pass:

Because it’s time to ensure that no President can exceed his/her constitutional authority through overreaching executive orders. 

Because decisions for Maryland should be made in Maryland. 

Because the people of Maryland should be free to decide on policies and curriculum for our schools without interference from the federal government. 

Because D.C. has proven itself irresponsible. 

Because decisions made in D.C. are decisions influenced more by lobbyists and special interests than by the people. 

Because a power-hungry federal government will never restrain its own power. 

Because Americans were never meant to be ruled by unelected bureaucrats in a distant capital. 

Because the power cabal in Washington, D.C. are out of touch with ordinary Americans. 

Because the states, acting together, are the last hope for restoring the Republic. 

Because the Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments was given to us for such a time as this. 

Because D.C. has proven itself irresponsible.

Because decisions made in D.C. are decisions influenced more by lobbyists and special interests than by the people.  

2. EMAIL ALL OF THE MEMBERS WITH ONE BUTTON!  In your subject line state that you support HJ7 and remember to add your name/address to your message. Write a brief message why you support HJ7 and make it personal as to why you want your state legislators to support it. 

Click on the button bellow to email everyone with one click!

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Call and Email Members of Rules and Executive Nominations Committee to Pass HJ7!

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Our Convention of States Application HJ7 is being heard by the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee on Friday, March 10th at 1:00PM! The legislators listed below are the committee members and they need to hear from you this week! Not familiar with Article V or the Convention of States Process? Check out this 3-minute video.

Come to the hearing! We need as many supporters as possible to attend to show their support for HJ7! If you want to testify, please contact State Director Ronald Schwier 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

Please contact the committee members below and tell them that it is very important the they vote in favor of HJ7!

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 HJ7 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 HJ7. Please insert in your subject line that you support HJ7 and remember to 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. 

Click on the button bellow to email everyone with one click!

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Title Name Email Phone
Chair Anne Healey anne.healey@house.state.md.us 410-841-3916
Vice Chair Jay Walker jay.walker@house.state.md.us 410-841-3581
Rep. Joseph Vallario joseph.vallario@house.state.md.us 410-841-3488
Rep. Frank Turner frank.turner@house.state.md.us 410-841-3246
Rep. Anne Kaiser anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us 410-841-3036
Rep. Dana Stein dana.stein@house.state.md.us 410-841-3527
Rep. Sally Jameson sally.jameson@house.state.md.us 410-841-3337
Rep. Sheila Hixson sheila.hixson@house.state.md.us 410-841-3469
Rep. Kathleen Dumais kathleen.dumais@house.state.md.us 410-841-3052 
Rep. Dereck Davis dereck.davis@house.state.md.us 410-841-3519
Rep. Shane Pendergrass shane.pendergrass@house.state.md.us 410-841-3139
Rep. Kumar Barve kumar.barve@house.state.md.us 410-841-3990
Rep. Kathy Szeliga kathy.szeliga@house.state.md.us 410-841-3698
Rep. Talmadge Branch talmadge.branch@house.state.md.us 410-841-3398
Rep. Maggie McIntosh maggie.mcintosh@house.state.md.us 410-841-3407
Rep. Tawanna Gaines tawanna.gaines@house.state.md.us 410-841-3058
Rep. Adrienne Jones adrienne.jones@house.state.md.us 410-841-3391
Rep. Susan McComas susan.mccomas@house.state.md.us 410-841-3272
Rep. Susan Aumann susan.aumann@house.state.md.us 410-841-3258
Rep. Nicholaus Kipke nicholaus.kipke@house.state.md.us 410-841-3421
Rep. William Frick bill.frick@house.state.md.us 410-841-3454
Rep. Carolyn Howard carolyn.howard@house.state.md.us 410-841-3919
Rep. Eric Bromwell eric.bromwell@house.state.md.us 410-841-3766

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.

 


Call and Email These Committee Members to Pass Convention of States Application SJ3!

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Testimony on Maryland's Convention of States Application SJ3 has been heard! Now the committee members (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee) need to hear from the people of Maryland!

EMAIL: Please take a few moments right now to contact the committee members and ask them to vote in favor of SJ3. CLICK HERE to e-mail all of them at once.

IMPORTANT: Please write in the subject line that you want them to pass SJ3. Your message should be personal as to why you want them to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and term limits on federal officials and members of Congress.

CALL: Please also call the committee and leave a message for all of the members that you want them to pass SJ3. Remember to leave your name and address in your message. Here are the numbers to call the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: 410-841-3661, 301-858-3661, or Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3661

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

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


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


Senator Gail Bates and Delegate Tony McConkey Sponsor Convention of States Application!

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It's official! Senator Gail Bates and Delegate Tony McConkey have committed to sponsoring the Convention of States Project application in Maryland during the 2017 legislative session!

This means that our Maryland legislators will have the opportunity to join their colleagues from sister states who have already passed applications for a state-led convention to propose constitutional amendments that will restrict federal power and restore power to the states.

Please take a moment to thank both of them for being true patriots by leading this historic effort.

Senator Gail Bates (410) 841-3671 email: gail.bates@senate.state.md.us

Delegate Tony McConkey (410) 841-3406                       email: tony.mcconkey@house.state.md.us

And stay tuned! We will need to do our part as the grassroots to support Senator Gail Bates’ efforts by making phone calls and sending e-mails at key points in the legislative process. Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with me as we do our part to restore real self-governance in America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's official! Senator Gail Bates has committed to sponsoring the Convention of States Project application in Maryland during the 2016 legislative session! This means that our Maryland legislators will have the opportunity to join their colleagues from sister states who have already passed applications for a state-led convention to propose constitutional amendments that will restrict federal power and restore power to the states. Please take a moment to thank Senator Bates for being a true patriot by leading this historic effort. And stay tuned! We will need to do our part as the grassroots to support Senator Gail Bates’ efforts by making phone calls and sending e-mails at key points in the legislative process. Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with me as we do our part to restore real self-governance in America.

 

 

 

 

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Create a Buzz About the Convention of States

 

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We Need to Get People Talking about Convention of States in Maryland

 

Right now, we have two joint resolutions that were introduced into the Maryland General Assembly: SJ4 in the Senate and HJ3 in the House of Delegates.  SJ4 went to the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on February 18th and HJ3 went to the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee on February 29th.

Unfortunately, both resolutions seem unlikely to be voted on by their respective committees.  That is why we need your help.  Recently, we have asked the Convention of States supporters to call, write, and visit their legislators to show support for these resolutions.  Now we are asking that all patriots who support these resolutions help us create a popular surge of support by writing letters to the editor of the local papers and calling in to the local morning radio talk programs to discuss how important these resolutions are to each individual, our state, and the nation. 

It is our hope that by writing letters to the editor and calling into radio programs it will create a buzz in the media and draw attention to these two resolutions.  We want to create excitement and spread the word about the Convention of States effort in Maryland.

Please help us spread the word.

Here are links to Maryland newspapers.  Please keep in mind that letters to the editor are generally kept to under 250 words: http://www.usnpl.com/mdnews.php.

You can find local Washington Metro radio stations here: http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/washington_dc.aspx.


CALL TO ACTION !!! WE NEED YOU AT THE HEARING

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The Time is Now!!

HJ3, the Maryland Convention of States Project application, will be considered at a hearing in the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee on Monday, February 29th at 1:00 pm! Please take a few moments right now to contact these committee members and ask them to vote in favor of HJ3.

Now is the time to make your voice heard.  CALL, MAIL, and APPEAR IN PERSON!

 

CALL

Please call the below listed committee members and leave a voice message asking them to support HJ3 so that when they return to their offices on Monday, they will hear the overwhelming support for a Convention of States.  Please remember to leave your name and address at the conclusion of the message.

Del. Anne Healey

410-841-3961

Del. Jay Walker

410-841-3581

Del. Kumar Barve

410-841-3990

Del. Talmadge Branche

410-841-3398

Del. Dereck E. Davis

410-841-3519

Del. Kathleen M. Dumais

410-841-3052

Del. William Frick

410-841-3454

Del. Tawanna P. Gaines

410-841-3058

Del. Peter A. Hammen

410-841-3772

Del. Sheila E. Hixson

410-841-3469

Del. Carolyn J.B. Howard

410-841-3919

Del. Sally Jameson

410-841-3337

Del. Adrienne A. Jones

410-841-3391

Del. Nicholaus R. Kipke

410-841-3421

Del. Susan K. McComas

410-841-3272

Del. Maggie McIntosh

410-841-3407

Del. Warren E. Miller

410-841-3582

Del. Anthony J. O’Donnell

410-841-3314

Del. Shane E. Pendergrass

410-841-3139

Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg

410-841-3297

Del. Dana Stein

410-841-3527

Del. Kathy Szeliga

410-841-3698

Del. Frank S. Turner

410-841-3246

Del. Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.

410-841-3488

 

 

EMAIL

Please click the Click the "EMAIL NOW" button below to e-mail all of the committee members at once.  You may write a short e-mail in your own words asking for their support, or you may click on the second "EMAIL NOW" button which follows the email text to send the template provided.  We are hoping everyone will call and e-mail to have the greatest impact.

 

Blank to write your own email.

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Please Pass HJ3 

Delegate,

The federal government is too big and has overreached in so many areas of our lives.  It is time for the states to stand up to this excess power by reining it in with a few amendments to restore the balance of power back to the states.

Our Constitution is the greatest on earth and that is because of the amending process found in Article V to allow We The People to address the concerns we are facing.  The time has arrived for the state legislatures to exercise their constitutional duty and authority by supporting HJ3.  Please vote to pass HJ3 to allow our nation to fix the problems that the federal government has created and refuses to correct.

Sincerely,

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APPEAR IN PERSON

Would you also be willing to attend the hearing with us so that you can either speak in favor of the application or just be a visible show of support for it? Please join us in showing up, standing up, and speaking up for the restoration of self-governance through this constitutional process!

Here are the details:

Rules and Executive Nominations Committee Hearing is at 1:00 p.m.

Room 150
House Office Building
Annapolis, MD 21401.

If you would like more information or have any comments, please e-mail director.md@cosaction.com.  I hope you can join us.


CALL TO ACTION !!! WE NEED YOU AT THE HEARING

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WE NEED YOU!




 

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